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28.75 percent, Papua is the highest on illiteracy

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Illustration of learning and teaching activity of Gerakan Papua Mengajar – gerakanpapuamengajar.org

Jakarta, Jubi – The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) said that illiteracy-free level in the country reached 97.93 percent. It means that 2.07 percent or 3.4 million people still do not know letters and are unable to read.

The number of illiteracy in the country at the age of 15-59 years spread in 11 provinces. A total of 28.75 percent of people in Papua are still unable to recognize letters and reading, making Papua the highest province of illiteracy, according to a press release on Monday(11/9/2017).

In addition to Papua, illiteracy figures follow 7.91 percent in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), 5.15 percent in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), 4.58 percent in West Sulawesi, 4.50 percent in West Kalimantan, 4, 49 percent in South Sulawesi, 3.57 percent in Bali, 3.47 percent in East Java, 2.90 percent in North Kalimantan, 2.74 percent in Southeast Sulawesi and 2.20 percent in Central Java.

From the world’s illiteracy index, according to researcher at the Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, John Miller that in 2016 Indonesia is still ranked 60 of 61 countries that have been collected data.

This research emphasizes the results of the exam to recognize letters and also looks at characteristics of educated attitudes, for example, the number of libraries and newspapers in schools and the availability of computers in a country. This research not only sees the citizens’ ability to read and write, but also the support and attitude of their citizens.

In response, Vice Chairman of the House Commission X, Abdul Fikri Faqih admitted concerned about the number of illiteracyin the country.

“The illiteracy eradication program is in the Directorate General of Early Childhood and Dikmas Kemendikbud, but those who continue to monitor the country’s illiteracy rate are Perpurnas (National Libarary). Unfortunately the coordination between the two parties has not been seen yet,” said Abdul Fikri.(*)

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Papua’s legislator suspects an intrigue behind foreigners’ deportation

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Papua’s Legislator John Gobai – Jubi / Doc

Nabire, Jubi – Papua’s Legislator John Gobai suspects an intrigue behind deportation of foreigners in Nabire.

The statement followed the arrest of twelve foreign workers by Timika Immigration Authority at the bank of Musairo River, where located in the mining area of PT. Pacific Mining Jaya (PMJ).

According to Gobai, he has raised the issue about foreign workers in Nabire to the Papua Police but no prompt response. Papua Provincial Government gave a permit to PT. PMJ to take a mining sample, but the company conducts a gold mining operation.

Jubi has tried to contact the Head of Immigration Office of Tembagapura, Jesaja Samuel Enock, but no answer from the immigration authority until this news written. Based on the information obtained by Jubi, there are currently 22 foreigners in Nabire. (*)

 

Reporter: Titus Ruban

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Activists hold a long march in Manokwari to commemorate 17 years of Wasior human rights violation 

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Caption: Demonstration of 17 years of Wasior Case – Jubi / Doc

Manokwari Jubi – Dozens of human rights activists, the families of victims, and human rights partisans held a protest to commemorate human right violation in Wasior 2011 by holding a long march in Manokwari on Thursday (13/05/2018).

Masses started to walk from the Information Office in Sanggeng to LP3BH Office in Fanindi to submit a legal complaint file to the LP3BH Director, Yan Christian Warinussy.

The Chairman of the Council of Indonesian Trade Union (GSBI) West Papua, Yohanes Akwan, in a press release declared that up to 17 years of Wasior Case occurred, the state remains to neglect the incident that occurred in 2001. 

We submit our aspirations officially as well as a request to LP3BH to continue to voice the cases of human rights violations in Papua to the international community,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the LP3BH Director Yan Christian Warinussy said this complaint was part of the respect towards the human rights. “This is a part of human rights enforcement, as well as a responsibility of human rights defender to accept this complaint.

The Indonesian Human Rights Commission once investigated the Case of Wasior in 2003, but the case closed at the level of investigation. At that time, Warinussy was a member of Wasior Human Rights Investigation. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Catholic Church leader at Sentani secure the Eid al-Fitr prayer

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Caption: Illustration of Masjid Al-Aqsa Sentani during the construction – Jubi / Doc

Sentani, Jubi – Some members of the Catholic Youth Organization (OMK) of the Parish ‘Sang Penebus Sentani’ assisted the police to secure the procession of Eid al-Fitr prayer that took place the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sentani, Jayapura District on Friday (06/15/2010).

Despite these young people, Pastor Hendrikus Nahak OFM also involved in this activity.

“The harmony of interfaith people should come from a sincere heart. What I want to say is harmony is beautiful, that a beautiful harmony should come out from a sincere heart,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Taklim Masjid Agung Al-Aqsa Sentani, Nurdin Sanmas, expressed his gratitude to the entire community who took part in securing the Eid al-Firt prayer.  “I want to say more in my speech, but I was touched to see the pastor himself led the young people.”

Moreover, he expected what has been done by the pastor can be imitated by other religious communities in Jayapura district. (*)

 

Source: Antara

Editor: Pipit Maizier

 

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