President Jokowi Congratulates 5,190 Certified Teachers

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 8 Maret 2018
Category: News
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President Jokowi gives social aids at Tri Dharma Sports Arena, PT Petrokimia Gresik, Gresik Regency, East Java Province, on Thursday (8/3). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations Division).

President Jokowi gives social aids at Tri Dharma Sports Arena, PT Petrokimia Gresik, Gresik Regency, East Java Province, on Thursday (8/3). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations Division).

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo congratulated the 5,190 teachers from Gresik Regency who had received the certificate. “Congratulations to all of you who have become certified teachers,” the President said before 502 teachers in attendance.

This was enunciated by the President when he handed over the Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Family Hope Program (PKH) and Food Social Assistance (rastra) at Tri Dharma Sports Arena, PT Petrokimia Gresik, Gresik Regency, East Java Province, Thursday (8/3) morning.

Furthermore, the President said that the teachers will get benefits as they have been certified.

The President reminded all that Indonesia is a big country with a population of 268 million people,714 tribes, and 1,100 local languages. “This is the diversity, plurality of Indonesia,” the President said.

To that end, the President called for the brotherhood, unity, and unity to be maintained because all of us are fellow countrymen. “We are one despite the diversity,” President added.

Meanwhile, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy stated that the KIP in East Java Province was given to 2,190,153 students. For Gresik Regency alone, the Minister continued, there are 36,190 students, while those present are 1,170 students.

“PKH recipients for the entire East Java are 1,796,090. For Gresik Regency, there are 53,390 recipients and those present on the occasion are 1,043” the Minister explained.

For the rastra, the Minister continued, as many as 2,819,765 recipients received Non-cash Food Assistance (BPNT), and 85,526 recipients for family in Gresik Regency.

For the record, the symbolic handover was given to 12 recipients of KIP, PKH and rastra.

Also present accompanying the President were First Lady Ibu Iriana, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Social Affairs Idrus Marham, Governor of East Java Soekarwo, and Regent of Gresik Sambari Halim Radianto. (FID/OJI/EN) (MUR/MMB/YM/Naster).

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