Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Education System Bill will reflect efforts to improve the quality of Indonesia’s human resources in education, according to the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR).
“To win the competition in the current era, we need superior human resources trained through a national education system accessible to as many people as possible,” said MPR Vice President Lestari Moerdijat, in a written statement received. here Tuesday.
She made the statement in response to the ongoing revision of the National Education System Act, which has been at the center of much controversy, including the elimination of the term “”madrasah”” (Islamic school) in the law Project.
In addition, the Alliance of National Education Organizers (APPI) said following a meeting with President Joko Widodo at Merdeka Palace on Monday that the President was unaware of the process of revising the national education system law.
Moerdijat believed that everyone’s contributions and attention should be seen as a sign of people’s expectation of the National Education System Bill and their enthusiasm to improve the current education system.
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She said she expected the government to meet public expectations by ensuring a transparent drafting process and taking as much input as possible from the community.
“Furthermore, the government has an obligation to (provide) equitable education in this country, in accordance with the ideals of the state, as mandated by the Constitution, that is, to educate the generation of the nation,” she said.
The education sector is the main asset that needs to be developed so that all citizens can face the challenges of the times, she added.
She said that she considers proper education as the right of every citizen, so the government has an obligation to provide education uniformly in all parts of Indonesia through various means.
“In addition, on one occasion, the Minister of National Development Planning, Suharso Monoarfa, quoted the “world economic forum on global competitiveness” in 2019 revealed that the competitiveness of Indonesian human resources is still lagging behind and is ranked 50th out of 141 countries, still below Malaysia and Thailand,” she said.
In this perspective, efforts to improve the quality of human resources must be constantly carried out, especially by improving the national education system in order to produce a superior generation capable of competing and meeting future challenges, she noted.
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