VP candidate Sandiaga Uno vows to improve contract teachers' welfare

VP candidate Sandiaga Uno vows to improve contract teachers' welfare

Vice Presidential Candidate Sandiaga Uno participated in the third round of 2019 presidential debate at the Sultan Hotel in Jakarta on Sunday (March 17, 2019). ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A/wsj.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Vice Presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno promised to improve the welfare of contract teachers in the country who have been working with the status of part-time employment for so many years. 

"We intent to improve the quality of education service in the country by improving teachers' quality and welfare, especially those with part-time employment status," Sandiaga Uno said at the third round of presidential debate held at Sultan Hotel in Jakarta on Sunday.

Uno promised to promote contract teachers, who have worked for many years under the part-time employment status in many schools in Indonesia,  to become full-time teachers with permanent employment status.

Based on data, some 736,000 teachers in Indonesia still hold temporary employment status.

Director General of Teachers and Educators at the Ministry of Education and Culture Supriano mentioned two solutions that could overcome the welfare problem of contract teachers, namely participating in the selection of candidates for Civil Servants (CPNS) or in the selection of Governmental Officers with Employment Agreements (PPPK).

The government has targeted to resolve all the problems of contract teachers in 2023.