Govt to launch programs for enhancing teaching quality next year

Govt to launch programs for enhancing teaching quality next year

Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister Nadiem Anwar Makarim speaking at the 2021 National Teacher Day commemoration in Jakarta on Thursday (November 25, 2021). 

Please let me tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that we will launch several programs for teachers next year.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister Nadiem Anwar Makarim has said that his ministry has prepared several programs for improving teaching quality in schools next year.

“All of our teachers across Indonesia work because of their calling, not for money or just looking for a stable job, but they work to really serve. Please let me tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that we will launch several programs for teachers next year,” Makarim revealed while making a speech at the 2021 National Teacher Day commemoration here on Thursday.

To show gratitude to teachers for their resilience despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry will not only grant them assistance programs related to communication information technology, such as laptops and projectors, but it will also open various technology platforms to assist them in teaching and learning activities, he expounded.

Moreover, the ministry will provide online training that teachers will be able to join independently, based on their capabilities, he said.

“Teachers can join the programs, the training independently, based on their capabilities, not only learning practical theories from teachers to teachers,” he noted.

Moreover, the ministry will offer a curriculum that promotes more independent teaching and test it in some schools, Makarim disclosed.

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The curriculum will be made more relevant and practical so teachers can easily understand it and adapt it according to students’ needs and capabilities, according to the minister.

He noted that the curriculum is being drafted in a bid to offer teachers opportunities to create and innovate so that the learning process can be made much easier.

“So, we do not change the curriculum, but next year we will offer a curriculum that promotes independence for teachers,” he highlighted.

In addition, he said that the ministry will strive to focus on ensuring honorary teachers' welfare through contract-based government employees (PPPK) recruitment.

Through the recruitment, all honorary teachers will be able to take and pass the test to get into the PPPK pool which will improve teaching quality even more, he noted.

“So, there are a lot of interesting things next year. Please wait and be patient. But, the most important thing is please urge all regional education service heads to immediately resume direct learning,” he remarked.

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