Indonesia's leading Catholic university has signed a deal to collaborate with nine universities and colleges in neighboring Timor-Leste, as part of an effort to improve education qualit
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July 22, 2022
July 20, 2022
Maria Fatima Bona, Jakarta – A group of state university chancellors and prominent education figures on Tuesday demanded the specific mention of the Educational Institution for Teachers
July 14, 2022
Strip yourselves of all common sense and you might end up at the level of these educators in Indonesia, who are in trouble for staging an undressing competition for their primary school
July 5, 2022
Budi Satriawan, Yogyakarta – Concerned about how Indonesian students with hearing impairments often miss out on religious education, cleric Abdul Kahfi founded an Islamic boarding schoo
June 23, 2022
A new Asia Pacific social justice research and publication nonprofit has awarded a diversity communications trophy to a West Papuan postgraduate student who has advocated for the educat
June 13, 2022
The national major seminary in Timor-Leste has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Catholic university in Indonesia, aiming to improve the educational quality of seminarians.
June 12, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir has called on SOEs to improve the quality of education in Islamic boarding schools to realize progress in civiliza
June 7, 2022
Merauke, Jubi – The Archbishop of Merauke, Petrus Canisius Mandagi, revealed that education services in the interior of Papua's Merauke Regency were not running, partly because teachers
May 26, 2022
George Heagney – Students from West Papua desperate to stay in New Zealand after having their scholarships cut are pinning their hopes on finding an employer to sponsor new working visa
May 20, 2022
George Heagney (Stuff) – A group of students from West Papua, the Melanesian Pacific region in Indonesia, are fearful about their futures in New Zealand after their scholarships were cu
May 5, 2022
Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste's president-elect Jose Ramos-Horta held meetings with Catholic leaders, including the Vatican envoy, to discuss government and church cooperation in addressing
April 29, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Provincial Government claims to have distributed scholarship funds, or paid tuition fees and sent allowances for 355 Papuan students who are studying abroad.
April 20, 2022
Marian Faa – As a child, Efika Kora remembers watching planes glide over her remote village in the Pacific. Transfixed, she imagined that one day she would be the one flying them.
April 14, 2022
West Papuan students stranded in Aotearoa New Zealand by an abrupt cancellation of their Indonesian government scholarships earlier this year while trying to complete their degrees and
April 13, 2022
Open Letter: By David Robie of Asia Pacific Report
Kia ora Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi
A high school principal has been removed from his post after a 17-second video of him treating a student with the utmost disrespect went viral recently.
April 1, 2022
Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Every month, with no introductions or discussions, total strangers go online and spend an hour of their time reading in front of their cameras.
March 27, 2022
Jakarta – Many Indonesian students attend after-school tutoring sessions to get a better grasp of the material they are learning, but the success of these tutoring agencies raises quest
March 26, 2022
Anauli Karima Fai'ai in Auckland – Papuan students are appealing for support in New Zealand after the Indonesian government terminated the autonomous West Papuan scholarships of 42 tert
March 21, 2022
Sri Krishnamurthi – Students from West Papua are facing a difficult time in New Zealand since the beginning of the year after Indonesia said it would no longer fund their autonomous Wes
March 15, 2022
Marena Mane – Indigenous students from West Papua studying at universities across Aotearoa are defying an order from the Indonesian government to return home.
March 6, 2022
Jakarta – As the COVID-19 situation continues to improve in the country, the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII) is set to begin holding in-person classes for students, i
February 21, 2022
Jakarta – At least eight young students died after a fire broke out at an Islamic boarding school in Karawang, West Java, on Monday.
February 18, 2022
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesia's Papua is to have an international university to increase educational quality in the impoverished region after the government this week issued a permi
February 11, 2022
Arrijal Rachman, Jakarta – Indonesia's Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Nadiem Makarim said that the country is in a period of learning crisis.
February 10, 2022
Antara, Graven (Intern), Jakarta – The Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI) chairman, Piprim Basarah Yanuarso, said that Covid-19 cases among children showed a significant rise in th
February 8, 2022
Matthew Scott of Newsroom – International students in New Zealand are appealing to the Indonesian government in response to funding being pulled for the autonomous Melanesian provinces
February 5, 2022
An umbrella organisation representing Papuan students worldwide has been formed with a renewed commitment to strengthening their efforts to gain "quality education".
February 4, 2022
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has placed more schools under hybrid learning to reduce the number of students in class, but experts and interest groups worried about
February 3, 2022
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Indonesia's government is under mounting pressure to close schools temporarily as the number of Covid-19 infections rises significantly in the country, driven
Matthew Scott – The association representing international students from the West Papuan provinces of Indonesia have clapped back, saying the move is an "assassination of human resource
Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan students abroad have expressed their concerns regarding the fate of their education following the issuance of Law No.
February 2, 2022
Sri Krishnamurthi – A global Papuan student body International Alliance of Papuan Students Association Overseas (IAPSAO) is seeking a meeting with Indonesian president Joko "Jokowi" Wid
Antara, Jakarta – The number of Covid-19 cases in Bogor City's schools has almost doubled in just a day. On January 31, the city's health office recorded 45 positive cases.
Pribadi Wicaksono, Jakarta – The Special Region of Yogyakarta administration has decided to temporarily stop the 100 percent physical attendance schooling (PTM) following a massive Covi
February 1, 2022
A global Papuan students abroad umbrella organisation has appealed for a meeting with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to air their grievances over changes to the scholarship system which
January 31, 2022
Ryan DagurRyan Dagur, Jakarta – Stories from Jayapura street vendors who didn't have time to tend to their children's education inspired Agustinus Kadepa and his colleagues to think abo
The Indonesian government has denied claims by an umbrella group representing Papuan students on scholarships abroad that it is "assassinating" the provincial programme supporting studi
January 28, 2022
Juwita Trisna Rahayu – Lately, some schools in several Indonesian cities have had to return to online learning after detecting significant COVID-19 transmission.
January 27, 2022
A global Papuan student welfare advocacy group has condemned the Indonesian government's disruption of autonomous local education grants supporting studies abroad, branding the move as
January 26, 2022
Just a couple of weeks into the new semester, 90 schools throughout Jakarta had to shut temporarily after students and teachers tested positive for COVID-19.
January 24, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legal Aid Institute or LBH Papua has asked the National Police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) troops occupying three school buildings in Yahukimo District to immed
January 21, 2022
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – At least 1,000 students in Indonesia's Papua province held a protest at the local authority office in Yahukimo district demanding members of the police force mov
January 16, 2022
Jakarta – A circular requiring students from the Parahyangan Catholic University (Unpar) to follow a public lecture by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday January 17 has gone viral
Antara, Jakarta – An epidemiologist from Sriwijaya University urged authorities in Indonesia to ensure that all children aged 6 to 11 must get vaccinated before allowing them to join a
January 13, 2022
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said seven schools in South Jakarta were closed following the findings of COVID-19 cases.
January 6, 2022
Jakarta – The question of whether we should send our kids back to school is not easy to answer, with parents caught in a dilemma between having their children exposed to a dangerous vir
January 4, 2022
Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – The number of active teachers in Papua is very lacking, especially in areas where the population is predominantly Indigenous Papuan.
December 22, 2021
Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – A total of 476,534 indigenous children in Papua and West Papua provinces do not attend school, says data from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the
December 17, 2021
Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – At least 366 elementary school students in Jayapura Regency, Papua cannot read, a recent survey by Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI) says.