President Jokowi to Review the Regulation of Five-Day School Week

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 19 Juni 2017
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Chairman of MUI and Minister of Education and Culture deliver a press statement after meeting President Jokowi at the Presidential Office, Jakarta (19/6)

Chairman of MUI and Minister of Education and Culture deliver a press statement after meeting President Jokowi at the Presidential Office, Jakarta (19/6)

To respond to people’s aspirations, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to review the Regulation of the Minister of Education and Culture that regulates five-day school week.

“The President shall review the regulation and change it from a Minister Regulation (Permen) to a Presidential Regulation (Perpres), said the Chairman of Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) K.H. Ma’ruf Amin after received by President Jokowi, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (19/6) afternoon.

This rearrangement, Ma’ruf added, will involve related ministers, such as Minister of Education and Culture, Minister of Religious Affairs, and Minister of Home Affairs as well as the community, so their aspirations will be included in the upcoming regulation.

“Several Islamic mass organizations will involve as well such as MUI, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Muhammadiyah, etc,” he added. The regulation is expected to be comprehensive and accommodate people’s aspirations.

Character of the Student

According to K.H. Ma’ruf Amin, the Government is also committed to strengthening the character of the students in order to counter the spread of radicalism. “The title would probably be changed to character strengthening education, not five-day school,” Ma’ruf Amin said. When the regulation is finished, it is expected that the atmosphere will be more harmonious.

For the record, K.H. Ma’ruf Amin met President Jokowi accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno and Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.

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