Gov’t Announces 173,329 Non-Tenured Teachers Pass First Selection Exam to become PPPK Teachers

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 8 Oktober 2021
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Test takers during basic competency test (Photo by: BKN Public Relations)

The Indonesian Government has announced that 173,329 non-tenured teachers have passed the first selection exam to become Contract-based Government Employees (PPPK) teachers this year.

The announcement was made by the Government through Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology together with the National Civil Service Agency (BKN), Ministry of State Apparatus

Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform, and Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday (08/10).

Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Nadiem Anwar Makarim said that the selection for PPPK teachers shows the Government’s strong commitment to improving the welfare of non-tenured teachers in public schools.

“As a State Civil Apparatus (ASN), this employment status will provide protection to non-tenured teachers and further raise the status of teachers as a noble and honorable profession,” said Nadiem.

In addition, Nadiem said, non-tenured teachers who are selected as PPPK teachers will have more opportunities to participate in competency development programs which will directly impact the quality of teaching.

Nadiem further stated that previously the Government had provided 1,002,616 formations for PPKK teachers. From the quota, the regional governments then proposed around 506,252 formations agreed upon by the Central Government.

“It can be said to be the highest record since the last few years, so we need to be grateful and celebrate this together,” he said.

The Government has also decided to implement affirmative policy and a policy of adjusting the passing grade as affirmative support for the participants.

The affirmative policy is an additional value from the maximum value of technical competence. The holders of educator certificates receive an additional 100 percent affirmative points; those over 35 years old receive an additional 15 percent; persons with disabilities receive an additional 10 percent; and an additional 10 percent for category-2 non-tenured teachers.

The policy of passing grade adjustment is implemented for participants over 50 years old, who receive 100 percent of the maximum value of technical competence and 10 percent of the maximum value of managerial-sociocultural competence and interviews.

The Minister also expressed congratulations and highest appreciation to the non-tenured teachers who have passed the first stage of the selection test.

He also encouraged the participants who have not passed the test that second and third opportunities are still available. (PR of Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology/UN) (FI/MUR)

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