Teachers’ unite to improve education

November 9, 2008

The Jakarta Post
Saturday, November 8, 2008

Markus Makur, The Jakarta Post, Timika

Papuan teachers have been taking part in a jamboree aiming to
build character, increase competency and development to improve
education levels in the region.

Around 200 teachers from 10 regencies and municipalities across
Papua have been taking part in the three-day jamboree, jointly
organized by the Papua provincial administration and mining
giant PT Freeport Indonesia. Read the rest of this entry »


The impact of special autonomy to education

September 1, 2008

Today I read an Indonesian blog namely  BillyMambrasar in bahasa Indonesia. I think it is important for us Papuan to realise how good is the impact of special autonomy for Papuan young generation.

Billy explained several points on the impact of special autonomy as follows:

1. Since the legal process of special autonomy law for Papua started in 2001, the program of improving Papuan human resource became one of the most important concern of the government. Education became the top priority based on the budget precentage.

2. After special autonomy fully implemented, education program, scholarship, and access to school are incerased significantly. Many Papuan children and young generation got opportunities to join higher education (including Billy Mambrasar, without special autonomy he could not possibly to enter Bandung Institute of Technology). The number of Papuan intelektual and Papuan your generation with a national and international achievement increased sharply. Read the rest of this entry »


Good news : online learning will improve education in Papua

July 10, 2008

Andra Wisnu, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Online learning and information sharing will reach more students across the country after the Ministry of Education on Wednesday relaunched an Internet education program.

The World Bank-funded Indonesia Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), an Internet backbone network connecting major universities all over the world, will allow researchers and professors in countries such as China, Australia and Japan to share research and other information with Indonesian lecturers, while local university students will be able to join overseas classes through video conferences. Read the rest of this entry »