5:30 pm January 30, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia’s education ministry will begin its plan to computerize the national school exams by piloting the new online test at 862 high schools across the archipelago.
12:07 am January 29, 2015 | No Comment
While private and selective public schools seem to have their pick of high-quality teachers, regular public schools often miss out on educators with proper training and qualifications.
12:06 am January 29, 2015 | No Comment
Industry leaders expressed several concerns on the preparedness of young Indonesians entering the labor market, according to a report launched on Wednesday by the Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants, or IAI, with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
9:14 am January 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
So far this year, Jakarta has been fortunate enough to escape the torrential downpours of 2007 and 2013, but the challenge still remains: How will Jakarta survive its annual flooding in years to come, as population growth remains high, urbanization continues unabated, and climate change continues to deliver intense and unpredictable weather events?
10:44 pm January 23, 2015 | 6 Comments
Bayu said he had opted to keep his three children from receiving vaccination that are designed to prevent illnesses like polio, small pox and hepatitis. Among the many theories he heard is vaccines will only make a child sicker, since they are developed from the virus. Bayu is not alone. Many, particularly in rural areas, hold the rumors and misinformation true.
3:58 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
The capital's education agency dismissed four school headmasters for collecting illegal fees from parents and misusing their schools' operational aid fund.
9:09 pm January 22, 2015 | 1 Comment
Education Minister Anies Baswedan has formed a new directorate general to help parents educate their children.
6:21 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Under Indonesian law, the minimum age of marriage for girls is a tender 16 years; for boys, the minimum is 19. Because of this age disparity and the dangerously low age requirement for teen girls, young women in Indonesia face health risks that range from complications in pregnancy to gender-based violence, both of which […]
7:17 am January 19, 2015 | No Comment
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the winners of 2015 Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award on Friday. The award commemorates the career of Elizabeth O’Neill who died in the service of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Indonesia on March 7, 2007.
11:32 pm January 13, 2015 | 255 Comments
A draft government regulation that will require foreigners to master the Indonesian language before they are able to obtain a work permit here has elicited incredulity and skepticism from members of the local expatriate community, who responded to the announcement with criticism.
7:20 am January 7, 2015 | 5 Comments
Experts say the declines in poverty have been too slow, especially in light of the expected relapse of many Indonesians into conditions of poverty, when the survey is conducted again in March this year, due to economic shocks as a result of the increase in subsidized fuel prices last November and the elimination of the subsidy scheme entirely on Jan 1.
12:31 am January 7, 2015 | 1 Comment
Indonesia plans to waive all fees for filing of patent and copyright applications, as part of efforts to encourage greater domestic innovation and boost the country’s competitiveness.
12:13 am December 29, 2014 | 2 Comments
The National Development Planning Ministry has claimed Indonesia will be “slum-free” by 2019 as the government plans to improve the living conditions of some of the archipelago’s most congested and impoverished neighborhoods.
1:15 am December 22, 2014 | 34 Comments
One of the expert witnesses called to testify was John Kevin Baird, a professor at the Center for Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Medicine, who spoke to the Jakarta Globe about what the test results really showed.