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2016: Indonesia’s Human Development Index is raising, while Papua still low

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HDI Ilustration of Jaypaura Regency – IST

Jakarta, Jubi – Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) noted Indonesia’s Human Development Index (HDI) in 2016 entered the highest category, increased by 0.63 points to 70.18 from 2015.

“In 2016, the status of human development in Indonesia increased from ‘moderate’ to ‘high’, Indonesia’s HDI in 2016 grew by 0.91 percent compared to 2015,” BPS chief, Suhariyanto said in a press conference in Jakarta as quoted by Antara news agency on Monday (April 17th).

Papua is still listed in the category of Low or with index below 60. However, the disparity is quite high, for example HDI in Nduga District, Papua Province is 26.56, while in Jayapura City has reached 78.56.

But it is also said that the growth of HDI is the highest in Papua which reached 1.40 percent, followed by South Sumatra 1.16 percent and East Java 1.15 percent.

BPS does not explain further the cause of the high growth rate of HDI in Papua Province even though the value of HDI itself is in the low category.

End 2016, Head of Jayapura Regency Central Statistics Agency, Jeffry de Fretes to Jubi said that the regency has increased its HDI over the last four years.

The HDI of Jayapura Regendy was 70.04 percent in 2015, ranked third after Jayapura City and Timika Regency.

“There is a significant increase compared to previous years that were still below the current 70 percent,” he said in Sentani mid-December last year.

According to him, the indicator of HDI increase is triggered by the increase of per capita expenditure, education and health sector. Particularly for education, in 2011 the school’s expectation was 12.91 percent then increase to 13.79 percent in 2015.

At that time the Head of Jayapura Regency Education Office, Alpius Toam admitted an increase in education. However, teacher’s availability were still problem.

“We don’t have enough teachers, but still, efforts will continue to be done to improve education, “he said.(*)

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Strengthening the soul of leadership, AWWEGIPBY held a debate event

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A student answering questions from the host. – Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – The Student Association of Apahapsili, Welarek, Werenggik- Elelim-Silika, Pagai dan Benawa (HMP-AWWEGIPBY) recently held a debate event in Jayapura to promote the leadership among students.

Both junior and senior students from second and eighth semester participated in the event which held on Wednesday (6/6/2018) with a theme ‘Student Eligibility Test in Leading Organisation’.

“We examined their understanding about the organisation through a debate,” said Zan Faluk, the Chairman of AWWEGIPBY.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Commission C of Yalimo House of Representatives Alexander Walilo, who attended the event as a panellist, said he gave his support and appreciated this event because he thought it contributes to the development of Yalimo future leaders.

“All the time, the students only watched the debate of governor or regent candidates on television. Now they took a good initiative to carry out the debate,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Literacy learning at the University of Cenderawasih

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Elementary school children when visiting a literacy stall in the auditorium of Uncen- Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – To introduce the importance of literacy to pupils and college students in Papua, Yayasan Nusantara Sejati in cooperation with the Australian Government, UNICEF Papua and Papua Provincial Education Office and Jayapura Regional Education Office open a literacy stall in a parking lot of the auditorium of the University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) Abepura.

Arlenia Sitepesi, the Chairman Committee of Yayasan Nusantara Sejati, told Jubi on Thursday (7/6/2018) that the exhibition involved twenty schools and five replication schools from the city and district of Jayapura.

“We invite the nearby schools, such as from Abepura, Kotaraja and surrounding areas to participate in the various competitions held.”

The Secretary of Papua Provincial Education Office Protasius Lobya said this literacy program has gained a national recognation and would apply throughout of Indonesia.

Therefore, Papua should be proud of it. “We must support the Papuan context in literacy because it has included in the Special Regulation No. 3 and the Papua Governor’s Regulation No. 23. Budget on education in Papua is very high, so we should support it.” (*)

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua’s legislator: Free from rubella and measles shouldn’t be a media campaign only

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Vice-Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau. – Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – The Vice Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau warned the provincial government not set a goal for Papuan children to be free from rubella and measles only on media.

She further said it is difficult to actualise this goal if the access to health services including the regular immunisation program has not been optimal since it has not reached remote areas yet.

“There is a query that should be answered immediately before the government’s commitment to free a million of children from the threat of rubella and measles,” said Duwitau on Thursday (7/6/2018).

Furthermore, she said if the Papua Provincial Government really committed to this goal, they should optimise the health services including the regular immunisation program by developing the local health facilities.

Meanwhile, the Head of Papua’s Health Office Aloysius Giyai admitted that this province still has a problem with the regular immunisation program. The participation rate is below 80 per cent in most districts, which is under the national target.

“Even in some districts with high participation rate, the Universal Child Immunisation (UCI) rate is also below 80 per cent,” said Giyai. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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