Medersas will continue to be part of the bill on the national education system: Ministry

From the beginning, there have been no initiatives or plans to remove madrasas or other forms of educational units from the national education system.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology has ensured that madrassahs, or Islamic elementary schools, will continue to be part of the education system bill national (RUU Sisdiknas).

“From the beginning, there have been no initiatives or plans to remove medersas or other forms of educational units from the national education system. Schools and madrasahs are essentially inseparable from educational streams, as the bill stipulates,” the head of the ministry’s educational standards, curriculum and assessment agency, Anindito Aditomo, noted in a statement on Tuesday. Press.

However, the specific naming for SD and MI (primary schools), SMP and MTs (high schools), or SMA, SMK and MA (high schools) will be illustrated later in the explanatory section, so the naming will not be regulated at the time. level of the law to make it more flexible and dynamic, he explained.

The drafting of the bill is in line with the principles of transparency and prudence, Aditomo noted while adding that the original bill is under review.

The bill is drafted based on input from various experts and stakeholders and is currently being discussed by inter-ministerial committees, he said.

“Basically, the bill is still in the planning stage and we continue to receive contributions,” he noted.

As previously reported, several people had given negative responses to the bill because it did not incorporate the word “madrasah” as stipulated in the National Education System Act No. 20 of 2003.

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