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About Rp. 1.9 Billion Earmarked for School Renovation

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Abepura, Jubi – Elementary teachers in Yoka Pantai said that there were two construction projects for the Inpres school such as fence construction and school renovation projects costing more than 1 billion rupiah.

“For the fence construction. It will cost Rp. 1.5 billion and Rp. 400 million for renovation,” one elementary teacher, Titin M.Ohee told Jubi in the staffroom on Tuesday (28/10).

She said that she knew the fence construction budget when the employees of Regional Finance Agency (BKD) Papua province came and showed its budget at school before the project started.
“There was one of BKD’s employee came to see the location. I saw a list of budget carried. After that, they started to measure, drop building materials and start working, “he said.

Meanwhile, she knew renovation classrooms budget when someone came to check the project.
“He showed me and I saw the allocated budget for renovation was Rp 400 million. And I told him that the project was not implemented “she said while remembering the conversation at the time.

Up to know, she has not been able to confirm that the project is being done was with the budget that he had ever seen or not. She could not be sure because the project had nothing to do with her work.

Even though it is not of her business, the classrooms renovation was unsuitable with the needs of the school, for example there are eight lights in each room.
“One or two bulbs are enough. Yet, it was installed up to eight in one room. If so, what about the rest of classrooms, “Sarci Mebri, first grade elementary teacher added.

In addition, the change of the ceiling, the contractors attached it without replacing rotted wood. They just replaced the damaged plywood.
“The rooted wood has not been removed. They only patched wood “she said.

The teachers wanted to complain it because the project was directly related to the relevant agencies.

Based on Jubi’s observation, there was renovation and fence constructions around the school building, only there was no project board standing in front of the school. The public did not know who is the contractor working on the project. (Benny Mawel/Tina)

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Jayapura indigenous school pays attention to children’s rights

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Children in the Indigenous School learn how to carve. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – Director of Indigenous School of Jayapura District Origen Monim stated that he would pay attention to the rights of children studying at his school as it stands in an area declared as a child-friendly village.

“We have a guide about what indicator of a child-friendly village is, which was given by the Head of the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office. So it would be our concern,” said Monim in Sentani on Tuesday (09/11/2018).

He further explained that the indigenous school runs their activities every day, from 14:00 to 16:30 Papua time, and a speedboat provided to pick up students to school.

“So far we operate independently. In the future, we would also try to provide snacks or additional food for children in Khandei class, namely for those aged 8-13 years,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Head of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office of Jayapura District, Maria Bano confirmed on the guide of the child-friendly village that already implemented in the Indigenous School of Jayapura District.

“Children from formal school continue their learning activities there, in the indigenous school, which encourage children playing and having fun with their friends. Because at their age, children need to observe their environment and people around them,” said Bano. (*)

 

Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police accused of violating higher education law following students’ arrest

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USTJ students held a protest to refuse the police entering the campus. -Jubi / Benny Mawel

Jayapura, Jubi – Assistant Rector III of the University of Science and Technology Jayapura (USTJ) Isak Rumbarar regrets the arrest of his students by Jayapura municipal police on 4 September 2018 in their campus.

He said 34 students were arrested at around 11:00 in the morning to the police station and interrogated there throughout the night. The police then released them on Wednesday morning (5/09/2018)

As the assistant rector for student affairs, I regret it. I was late to the campus. They already took the students when I have arrived,” he told Jubi in the campus on Wednesday (05/09/2018).

Furthermore, according to him, the police must consult with the campus authority before arresting the students because they hold a protest on the campus area only.

Meanwhile, the President of USTJ Student Malvin Yobe said the Police made a mistake by entering the campus without any notice to the campus authority.

The police made a mistake to enter the campus and arrested students. In this case, they violated the Law number 12 of 2012 concerning to higher education. They must give written notification to the campus authority to arrest. We are disappointed because it ’s wrong,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Benny Mawel

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Non-Papuans dominate IPDN recruitment in Papua

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Illustration of IPDN Students in Papua. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – The selection process of IPDN students in Papua Province for intake 2018/2019 is considered discrimination against indigenous Papuans due to the domination of non-Papuans. It’s definitely against the Special Autonomy Law of Papua.

A humanitarian activist Natalius Pigai said this is discrimination. “Only four out of seventy cadets are Papuans. It means 90% of new IPDN students are non-natives. I am offended, and for this, I completely criticise Jokowi and the Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo,” Pigai told Jubi by phone on Saturday,(08/31/2018).

According to Pigai, who was the former member of the National Human Rights Commission, a distribution of power to accommodate the children of a nation as the agents of change is a strength of this country. It would grow their sense of belonging towards this country.

Separately, Marinus Yaung, a lecturer on International Relations of the University of Cenderawasih, maintained he doubts the competence of IPDN graduates compared to his students from the variety of department of studies including Government Science, Administration Science, State Administration, Anthropology, Social Welfare and International Relations.

According to him, the alumni of the University of Cenderawasih have been shown more qualified and ready to work in all districts in Papua Province rather than the IPDN alumni.

“Our alumni are better and highly competent of serving in the bureaucracy as echelon III or IV in the district government,” said Yaung. (*)

 

Reporter: Abeth You

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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