Children Should not be Burden by School Subjects, Cabinet Secretary Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 23 Juli 2019
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Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung on an interview on the National Children's Day in Jakarta, Monday (22/7). (Photo by: Jay/PR).

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung on an interview on the National Children’s Day in Jakarta, Monday (22/7). (Photo by: Jay/PR).

The family and the Government must provide an ample space for children’s creative process, Indonesian Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has said.

“So that children grow with excitement and joy, and at the same time prepare them to become a successful person in the future,” Pramono said on an interview on the National Children’s Day in Jakarta, Monday (22/7).

According to him, children should not be overloaded by school curriculum. “It can be a burden and cause them stress,” he said, adding that the Government must remodel the country’s education system.

As time changes, Pramono continued, children must also be prepared to adapt to changes and every family certainly has a different approach. “However, children must be given enough space to get to know their family, religion, education and technology,” he said.

The Cabinet Secretary further added that children should not be given excessive freedom. However, he also reminded not to greatly hamper their efforts to explore the world. The environment, especially their parents, must always accompany them so that they remain within the boundaries so that they can make their choices and pursue their goals.

Regarding the role of the Government, he cited an example of the compulsory education program regulated by the Government. This regulation is important since 58 percent of our employments are dominated with elementary and junior high school graduates.

“Looking at the future of Indonesia must begin by looking at the steps of the children starting from today to the future,” he concluded. (RSF/JAY/ES)

 

 

Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Mia Medyana

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