Open to inputs regarding National Education System Bill: Ministry

Open to inputs regarding National Education System Bill: Ministry

Acting Secretary of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, Tjitjik Sri Tjahjandarie, at the "Studying and Perfecting the National Education System Bill" national seminar followed online in Jakarta, Thurday (September 22, 2022). (ANTARA/Suci Nurhaliza)

We will always be open to inputs and notes from various stakeholders to enrich and give more comprehensive insights
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Education, Culture, Research and Technology Ministry is open to ideas and opinions on the National Education System Bill (RUU Sisdiknas), according to the ministry's Acting Secretary of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology  Tjitjik Sri Tjahjandarie.

"We will always be open to inputs and notes from various stakeholders to enrich and give more comprehensive insights," she said at the National Education Seminar, entitled "Studying and Perfecting the National Education System Bill," held by Jakarta State University and followed online here on Thursday.

According to Tjahjandarie, the bill itself, in principle, is a action taken by the government to create an education system that is more ideal and integrated, starting from the institutional system to the profession of educators.

"We want to integrate the National Education Law, the Teachers and Lecturers Law, and the Higher Education Law into one law to carry out the mandate of the 1945 Constitution on the education system so that the arrangements do not overlap each other," she said.


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Tjahjandarie also said that the National Education System Bill was drafted with the aim of being more flexible and less rigid, so that stakeholders in the education sector could innovate by following the developments.

"Of course, with the development of existing dynamics, the development of science and technology and regulations, as well as existing norms at the national and international levels, there must be a spirit for change to be able to face civilizational transformation, which is currently becoming faster and very dynamic," she added.

Aside from that, the bill also aims to improve state universities' independence, improve private universities' governance, and recognize the qualifications of lecturers' work, according to international rules.

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She also said that the ministry had opened a channel to accommodate inputs from all stakeholders regarding the National Education System Bill, namely through the sisdiknas.kemdikbud.go.id page.

According to Tjahjandarie, inputs from various stakeholders will be studied to become the basis for the government in formulating and designing the bill, so that it will be better and able to bring benefits in accordance with the interests of educators.


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