MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, JAKARTA – After the absence of a word of ‘religion’ on a draft of the National Education Roadmap 2020-2035, Ministry of Education and Culture didn’t mention Pancasila and the Indonesian language as compulsory subjects of the national curriculum on Government Regulations Number 57/2021 on National Education Standards.
The regulation is used for the government to a determine policy on formal and non-formal education.
Even though the Ministry immediately revised it, signed by President Joko Widodo, a professor of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Azyumardi Azra wasn’t surprised at it.
“Ministry of Education and Culture isn’t managed by the experts, the ones who understand the history of Indonesian education. Before the issue of national education roadmap, I’ve viewed that current ministry has poor performance,” stated Azyumardi at the Ramadan Preaching 1442 AH on Sunday (18/4).
“It was day 100 of the cabinet. It’s almost 1.5 year now, but no change, and it’s worse,” he criticized.
He contended that making a mistake for the basis aspect twice is fatal. Ministry of Education and Culture is supposed to prepare for human resource development instead of merely creating an educational system responding to markets.
“If there is a word of ‘morals’, it’s only a gimmick,” said Azyumardi.
Furthermore, Chair of the National Education Standard Board (BSNP) Abdul Mu’ti stated that the board provided detail suggestions to the Government Regulations Number 57/2021 on National Education Standards.
“The BNSP arranged a concept of education 2045 different from the draft of the Ministry of Education and Culture. I wonder why the ministry didn’t consider it,” informed Mu’ti.
On Thursday (15/4), Education and Teacher Association (P2G) through a written statement expressed its concern over the blunders by Ministry of Education and Culture.
“We assume that the missing subjects are responsibility of the drafting team procedurally, formally, and substantially,” wrote the P2G national coordinator Satriwan Salim.