Govt to Promote Non-Tenured Teachers
At the peak of the 2018 National Teachers’ Day celebration and the 73rd Anniversary of the Indonesian Teachers Union (PGRI), President Joko Jokowi Widodo said that in order to overcome teacher shortages in various regions, the Government will gradually recruit teachers to improve the quality of national education.
Therefore, this years civil servant candidates (CPNS) recruitment process is going to recruit 114 thousand people to become teachers. This statement was enunciated by President Jokowi at the Pakansari Stadium, Bogor Regency, West Java, Saturday (1/12).
In addition to that, the Government issued Government Regulation Number 49 of 2018 on Management of Contract-Based Government Employees (PPPK).
The regulation opens up an opportunity for appointing a teacher to be a PPPK employee in case the intended teacher exceeded the maximum age set by the law to become a civil servant. The President added that a PPPK employee will have the same rights as a civil servant.
On the occasion, President Jokowi also listened to a number of complaints from teachers regarding their profession, such as the deduction of certification allowance for teachers who performed Hajj and Umrah.
The President thought that the Hajj and Umrah were one of the teachers’ social competencies. Therefore, he continued, it would not be appropriate to deduct their professional allowance. We have corrected such a mistake by the issuance of newly enacted regulations, he said.
In addition, President Jokowi also scheduled a meeting with the PGRIs Executive Board in the coming week to listen to other complaints about the teaching profession. The President promised that he will continue to oversee the problems faced by the teachers. If there is something wrong, please remind me, he concluded. (BPMI/EN)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Mia Medyana