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Transportation ministry to revise curriculum after student's death from hazing at STIP Jakarta

Jakarta Globe - May 10, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Transportation Ministry is planning to overhaul the education curriculum in 33 vocational schools under its supervision, following the death of a 19-year-old student, Putu Satria Ananta Rustika, at Jakarta Maritime University (STIP Jakarta).

Wihana Kirana Jaya, Special Staff to the Minister of Transportation, who accompanied Minister Budi Karya Sumadi during a visit to the bereaved family's home in Klungkung Regency, Bali, on Thursday, said that the new curriculum would focus on engaging students in humanitarian activities.

"We recognize that the needs of millennials and Generation Z differ from past educational approaches. The younger generation is more inclined towards helping each other. These values will be integrated into the curriculum, emphasizing soft skills such as problem-solving, communication, and digital literacy," she said.

Wihana emphasized that the vocational education reform was prompted by Minister Budi Karya's directive, acknowledging that competition in the job market now requires more than just physical attributes but also competencies and knowledge.

The Ministry will review the vision and mission of each vocational school, including STIP, to improve programs and eliminate violence.

The overhaul in MoT's vocational schools will start with changes in student recruitment systems, followed by teaching methods, including using contemporary language styles to engage students.

"Lecturers, administrators, and students will be involved in productive and more humane activities, all integrated into the curriculum," Wihana added.

The Ministry hopes that its vocational schools will produce competent young individuals, thus preventing incidents like the one involving Putu Satria.

Putu Satria Ananta Rastika, a first-year student at STIP Jakarta, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024, after being beaten by his seniors. Hazing is still a common practice in the school, according to the victim

It was reported that Putu Satria Ananta Rastika, a first-year student at STIP Jakarta, passed away on Friday, May 3.

Putu had confided in his girlfriend before being hazed by his seniors at STIP Jakarta. The victim admitted to frequently being subjected to physical abuse.

"It seems to be a common practice there," said the family's legal representative, Ananta Tumbur Aritonang, on Thursday.

Tumbur explained that the tragic incident occurred around December 2023. "He was constantly summoned by his seniors and repeatedly beaten. His chest and upper abdomen were targeted," Tumbur stated.As of now, the police have named four suspects in the case. They are Tegar Rafi Sanjaya and three others with the initials A, W, and K. They face up to 15 years of imprisonment.

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