Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The government has allocated Rp 2.6 trillion (US$177 million) to support pesantren (Islamic boarding schools) as part of the government's broader efforts t
Education & Vocational Training
October 22, 2020
October 11, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The Education and Culture Ministry has been roundly criticized by academics and teachers for issuing a letter on Friday calling on university students no
October 7, 2020
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Omnibus Law on Job Creation which was recently passed by the parliament apparently included the cluster of education.
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The newly passed Job Creation Law still contains several controversial education provisions that were previously said to have been dropped from the bill followi
October 5, 2020
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Academics from 30 tertiary education institutions have signed a statement rejecting the Omnibus Law on Job Creation which was only just enacted by the Ho
September 25, 2020
Jakarta – An Islamic boarding school in North Purwokerto, Banyumas, Central Java, has been closed temporarily after 127 students tested positive for COVID-19.
Jakarta – The House of Representatives and the government agreed to drop provisions on education from the omnibus bill on job creation on Thursday."The government, represented by the Of
September 24, 2020
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – The start of the 2020 academic year was like no other, especially for freshmen.
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – A coalition of educational institutions that includes the academic branches of Indonesia's two largest Muslim groups, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah
September 17, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Indonesian lawmakers and academics have demanded education issues be scrapped from the omnibus bill on job creation, arguing that some provisions within the dra
September 15, 2020
Yuddy Budiman Cahya and Tommy Andriansyah, Jakarta – When the coronavirus pandemic forced Indonesian schools to shut, it exposed how millions of households in the south-east Asian count
September 10, 2020
One of the barriers to online learning in Indonesia has been internet access for many less privileged students.
September 4, 2020
A group of lecturers at Jakarta State University (UNJ) have voiced their opposition to the university's plan to award honorary doctorates to Vice President Ma'ruf Amin and State-Owned E
Friski Riana, Jakarta – The Jakarta State University (UNJ) lecturers alliance on Friday demands for campus officials to cancel granting the honorary title to Vice President Ma'ruf Amin
September 2, 2020
Health authorities have placed the Darussalam Blokagung Banyuwangi Islamic Boarding School in East Java under quarantine after nearly 100 students test positive for COVID-19.
September 1, 2020
Jakarta – The South Tangerang administration announced that a new COVID-19 cluster has emerged after a number of staff members and teachers in one school in the city tested positive for
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – The government's plan to fund schoolchildren's access to the internet in support of online-based learning has spotlighted the social gaps that children l
August 28, 2020
Nina A. Loasana, Jakarta – Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has denied that the emergence of new COVID-19 clusters at schools is a result of schools reopening.
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Multiple stakeholders have agreed that collaboration to provide reliable vocational training to produce a skilled workforce is needed more than ever if Indonesi
Jakarta – The Bogor administration in West Java plans to provide free WiFi across the city to support students and teachers practicing long-distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemi
August 27, 2020
August 23, 2020
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – The United Federation of Indonesian Teachers (FSGI) has urged the government to do more to protect teachers, school administrators and students during the
August 21, 2020
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Indonesia's pediatricians have raised concerns over the government's plan to allow more schools to reopen, given that the share of children among COVID-19 fat
August 19, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The majority of Indonesians find distance learning costly, especially among those with a lower socioeconomic status, a survey conducted by Saiful Mujani Researc