Freedom Curriculum reduces learning loss effects: Minister

Freedom Curriculum reduces learning loss effects: Minister

Screenshot of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Minister Nadiem Anwar Makarim in Jakarta on Friday, April 1, 2022. (ANTARA/Indriani/am)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Freedom Curriculum as part of the Freedom of Learning policy could address the issue of learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Minister Nadiem Anwar Makarim stated.

"Freedom Curriculum, which kicked off from the attempt to assist teachers and students during pandemic, has proven to be able to reduce the effects of learning loss," the minister noted during the ceremony commemorating National Education Day, accessed from here on Friday.

Currently, the curriculum had been adopted by 140 thousand educational units all over the country, he remarked.

Thus, hundreds of thousands of students were learning in a fun and liberating way, he added.

"No longer have our children to worry about graduation exams because the national assessments we employed were not to (burden) teachers or students, but it serves as a means of (contemplation), so that educators are motivated to learn and principals are motivated to improve their schools' quality in order to enable it to become more inclusive and free of three sins in the education sector (sexual violence, bullying, intolerance)," he stated.

Furthermore, artists and cultural activists could once more pursue their activities, now that there's the cultural endowment fund and first channel for cultural things in Indonesia, he remarked.

Minister Makarim stated that now, there was no limit of space or support for those keen to express themselves and contribute to the development of culture.

All those positive changes contained within the Freedom in Learning Policy offered benefits to the students, teachers, parents, and others. It was also known on an international scope through the G20 Indonesian Presidency.

It demonstrated that Indonesia would lead global changes instead of remaining idle.

The minister compelled all stakeholders to continuously partake in efforts to drive recovery and to ensure successful implementation of the Freedom in Learning Policy.

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