Education Minister: All Non-Tenured Teachers Have Chance to Become PPPK Teachers in 2021

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 25 November 2020
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Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim (Photo by: Press Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat/Kris)

Opportunities are open for all non-tenured teachers, both serving in public and private schools, to take the selection exam to become Contract-based Government Employees (PPPK) teachers, next year.

Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim said that the number of participants is not limited.

“So there is no more priority on whocan take the exam first. Everyone can take it, those who pass can become PPPK (teachers),” Nadiem said at a press conference on the development of economic recovery at the Presidential Office, Wednesday (25/11).

The test, Nadiem said, will be carried out online so that all existing non-tenured teachers can take the exam as long as they meet the criteria, including those aged over 35 years. He affirmed that the Government does not prioritize certain groups to become PPPK teachers.

Participants who failed the first test, Nadiem said, will have the opportunity to retake the test for the second and third time.

The Government, the Minister said, will also provide independent online learning where potential participants can hone their skills to increase their chance of passing the selection. The Ministry, he said, will not lower the standard of passing the PPPK test to maintain the quality of those who pass.

“But, this is not the appointment of 1 million PPPK teachers. This is a mass selection. Those who pass the test will be appointed be it only 100,000 or 500,000 teachers,” Nadiem said. (KPCPEN Communication Team/UN) (FI/MMB)

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