Jakarta (ANTARA) - The government discussed a plan to establish a vocational education committee that would manage a number of matters related to the subject.

"We have reviewed and discussed establishing a committee to manage all matters relating to vocational education," Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani said after a meeting with President Joko Widodo at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Monday.

The senior minister remarked that a number of related ministers would discuss the formation of the committee during a follow-up meeting.

The committee was intended to increase the capabilities of human resources in Indonesian and to accelerate their development.

"The training is focused in accordance with Indonesia's future needs," the minister said.

Meanwhile, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono pointed out that President Joko Widodo expected vocational education to be more widespread.

"President Joko Widodo wants more focused trainings in ministries and institutions," he remarked.

He stated that President Joko Widodo urged Minister of National Development Planning/Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro to plan the development of vocational education.

The committee will become a coordinating body and oversee vocational training programs in each ministry or institution.


Translator: Azis Kurmala
Editor: Eliswan Azly
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