8:00 pm July 9, 2015 | 15 Comments
The need for Indonesia to innovate and improve its labor sector has become increasingly clear in the face of changing economic circumstances in Southeast Asia, particularly the establishment of the Asean Economic Community.
7:05 pm July 6, 2015 | 5 Comments
Child welfare activists have called for greater awareness and adherence to formal adoption laws, as public debate on the adoption of Indonesian children by foreign citizens continues in the wake of high profile child abuse cases.
2:00 pm June 26, 2015 | 14 Comments
“If we look at the quality of education from any indicator, there seems to be no significant progress, even with budget increases,” said Sutarum Wiryono from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). "If we look at the results of the PISA, there’s still no improvement in quality over time."
8:39 pm June 19, 2015 | 1 Comment
Millions of teenagers in East and Southeast Asia are dropping out of school to do dangerous, low-skilled jobs, condemning them to a future of poverty even as economic growth in the region outstrips the rest of the world, experts said.
10:43 pm June 3, 2015 | 6 Comments
Experts have cheered the government’s announcement of the latest plan to eliminate child labor in Indonesia, with Manpower and Transmigration Minister Hanif Dhakiri stating that a new road map has been drawn up to address the problem.
10:12 pm June 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
The Indonesian government has suspended a tertiary education academy, the STIE Adhy Niaga economics school, as part of an ongoing crackdown on diploma mills reportedly used by top-ranking public officials.
1:46 am May 28, 2015 | 15 Comments
The Indonesian government is planning to examine the academic qualifications of all of its officials in an effort to clamp down on the recent discoveries of counterfeit university diplomas.
5:44 pm May 26, 2015 | 20 Comments
Research and Higher Education Minister Mohammad Nasir has officially lodged a criminal complaint with the National Police on Tuesday after the discovery of widespread trade in counterfeit university diplomas in Indonesia.
12:44 pm May 25, 2015 | 6 Comments
President Joko Widodo on Monday officially deployed 798 teachers to schools in four provinces around the country. The almost 800 educators will be teaching at schools in Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara, Papua and West Papua provinces for the next five years.
11:36 am May 14, 2015 | 67 Comments
Asian nations make up the entire top 5 of best performers in the biggest-ever school rankings compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, but Indonesia was placed in the bottom ten.
6:36 pm May 7, 2015 | 4 Comments
Malang District Court on Thursday acquitted all four defendants in the 2013 death of a university freshman after prosecutors failed to secure the family’s permission to conduct an autopsy of the victim's body.
9:43 am April 30, 2015 | 2 Comments
The Indonesian government must alter its education system at formal schools to bolster its young workforce for the full implementation of the Asean Economic Community at the end of this year, when workers from across the region are expected to compete for jobs in a borderless market.
11:32 pm April 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
Despite the staggeringly high number of active smokers in Indonesia, most people support the use of health warnings on cigarette packaging depicting often disturbing images of tobacco-related diseases and agree the size of the pictures should be increased, a survey has found.
9:51 pm April 23, 2015 | 25 Comments
Police in the capital have said they will investigate the organizers of a high school graduation party which listed "bikinis" as the dress code, although presumably only for female attendees.
9:17 pm April 21, 2015 | 7 Comments
A national adolescent sexual and reproductive health conference hosted by five civil society organizations hopes to be the start of a movement educating Indonesia’s youth about the importance of staying sexually safe and healthy.