Emma Connors, Singapore – Monash University is working with tech giant Tokopedia and one of Indonesia's largest financial institutions, Bank Mandiri, as it begins an ambitious new chapt
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October 3, 2021
September 30, 2021
Johnny Blades – Church leaders warn the presence of Indonesian soldiers in classrooms in West Papua is proving traumatic for children in a region mired in conflict.
A long-serving teacher in North Minahasa, North Sulawesi made headlines this week after her son came forward and revealed that she was appointed headmistress for a school that never exi
September 29, 2021
A video of elementary school boys crossing the river using styrofoam boxes in South Sumatra has been making its social media rounds in Indonesia this week, only to be met with local aut
September 28, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Minister Nadiem Makarim on Monday said the government is not necessarily worried about the potential Covid-19 tra
September 25, 2021
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – It was 6am and the sun had just risen in Pasirhuni village, West Java, but Rudiat was already busy sorting out many books.
September 24, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has warned schools to raise health protocol standards or risk closure again following thousands of reported Covid-19 infections since s
September 23, 2021
COVID-19 clusters have been detected in over 1,000 Indonesian schools, a study by the Education Ministry showed, validating health experts' previous concerns about the government's insi
September 21, 2021
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – Indonesia International Islamic University (UIII) in Depok, West Java, is finally ready to open its doors to students starting next week, the institution's admini
September 14, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday officially ratified the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No.
September 9, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has suspended the introduction of a regulation deemed by critics to discriminate against small private schools after a flood of protests
September 7, 2021
Jakarta – The government is calling for parents to get their kids aged 12-17 years vaccinated against Covid-19 immediately as schools reopen their doors.
September 3, 2021
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Schools have been reopening in a number of Indonesian regions this week with health protocols in place, particularly throughout the most populous island of Jav
September 1, 2021
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Education, Cultural, Research, and Technology Minister Nadiem Makarim on Tuesday has officially disbanded the National Education Standards Agency (BSNP), which w
August 30, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia's capital Jakarta reopened 600 of its schools on Monday (Aug 30) as coronavirus restrictions eased, though a teacher federation urged caution and warned of clusters
August 26, 2021
Jakarta – The government is ramping up the Covid-19 vaccine rollout for students to prepare for limited in-person classes in areas with less restrictive curbs.
August 19, 2021
Anne Suryani and Ahmad Bukhori Muslim – The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in abrupt shifts in schooling practices across the world, including in Indonesia.
August 18, 2021
Ryan Dagur – A surge in Covid-19 cases triggered by the highly transmissible Delta variant has prompted the Timor-Leste government to close schools barely a month after easing restricti
August 16, 2021
Ryan Dagur – The archbishop of Dili hopes that Timor-Leste's first Catholic university will open this year after he met with Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak.
August 6, 2021
Theo Kelen, Keerom – For Bertho, David, and Yunitha, going to school takes a lot of struggle, literally.
July 31, 2021
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Indonesian mother Ekarina resorted to private tutors to teach her only daughter, Athira, from February this year as kindergartens were shut due to the Covid-19
July 30, 2021
Friski Riana, Jakarta – The Association for Education and Teachers (P2G) asked the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Nadiem Makarim to cancel the plan to conduct
July 19, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Dili Archdiocese in Timor-Leste has asked the government for permission to establish the country's first Catholic university by upgrading the status of a pastoral
July 16, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Many primary and secondary schools forced to close for months in Catholic-majority Timor-Leste's worst-hit Covid-19 areas will be allowed to reopen next week, the
June 15, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Catholic-majority Timor-Leste has launched a Covid-19 vaccination drive targeting students and lecturers to speed up efforts to reopen universities.