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Again, dozens of teachers demand their rights to education office

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Teachers’ demonstration in education office asking for certification and non-certification fund and social support fund – Jubi/Islami

Wamena, Jubi – After a peaceful demonstration in the education office last week, teachers have returned on Tuesday (July 25), questioned educational fund that has not been received until now.

The arrival of teachers from various educational units questioned the extent to which the education department’s communication promised to evaluate all the education funds that become the questions of the teachers.
Darius Yusuk, representative of Jayawijaya teacher said their previous aspirations had been conveyed through a rally on 18 July. However, there was no response up to this day, so the teachers returned to the education office to question their rights, namely certification and non-certification funds and social assistance funds.
He said, unfortunately they stil do not get any response. No single person, whether the head of department and related officials, is in place.
“The results of last week’s meeting did not fulfilled, and earlier (Tuesday) the secretary of the department said that they are waiting for the head of the office that is still out of town, then we were asked to comeback within a couple of days. They will make coordination and the result will be delivered to us,”he said.
Based on central government regulations, he said, teachers who have a Unique Number of Education and Education Personnel (NUPTK) must receive certification or non-certification funds and social assistance funds.
“But so far, only elementary and junior high school teachers got those funds, while highschool, vocational school do not, no matter we have NUPTK. That is one of our questions to the office,” he said.
The amount of non-certification funds per person for one quarter ranges from Rp712 thousand to Rp750 thousand.
“While the amount for this certification calculated all working period are between Rp40 million to Rp 47 million, while the social assistance fund is Rp60 million to Rp70 million per person.”
According to him, all teachers of elementary, junior high, and vocational school will also convey their complaints to the regent and vice regent of Jayawijaya.
While the Secretary of Education Office, Bambang Budiandoyo admitted that this has been discussed with the heads of the department, but unfortunately the person in charge is still out of office.
But Bambang acknowledges, this is actually just a matter of communication and socialization that does not work well in every field that regulates the rights of the teacher.
“We will make communication with regional secretary, especially the heads of the field to make evaluation, possibly on Thursday everything is gathered,” said Bambang. (*)

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Provincial health team takes more rest than work, says Kopkedat

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GIDI church missionaries, pastor and Kopkedat Papua provide public health services in Okmakot Village, Seradala Sub-district, Yahukimo District. – Jubi/Agus Pabika

Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of Humanitarian Care Community for Remote Areas Papua (Kopkedat) Yan Akobiarek states despite education, public health services in Papua’s remote areas are still an issue.

Although the provincial health office has provided services to remote areas through several health programs such as Satgas Kaki Telanjang, Save Korowai and Nusantara Sehat, these programs have not well implemented.

“I think sending teams to remote areas is a good idea, but I get the impression that some team members only come for vacation, to work less and get more rest,” said Akobiarek told Jubi by phone on Tuesday (10/7/2018). For instance, he pointed out the team of Satgas Kaki Telanjang who are supposed to provide health service to villagers in Korowai. After the Ied al-Ftir break, their members are still not returning to their duty station.

Meanwhile, Maria Duwitau, the Vice Chairman of the Commission V on education and health of the Papuan House of Representative said doing health services in Papua, in particularly remote areas, is always connecting with a commitment. “No matter how greater of the offer, but without willingness and commitment, I think it’s useless,” Duwitau told Jubi not long ago. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Two young Papuans, selling newspapers for study

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Robi Wenda while serving his customer – Jubi / Yance Wenda

Sentani, Jubi – Awan Sol, a 19 years old student of Papuan Baptist Theology in Jayapura works part-time selling newspapers in front of the former Merpati Office at Abepura, Jayapura City to meet his daily needs.

Sol whom is native of Yahukimo District said he works early in the morning before the class and sell approximately 30 to 50 copies of newspapers every day. “Headlines are a factor whether newspapers will immediately be sold out or not. If I can sell 10, I got Rp 100 thousand. The more copies I sell, the more money I get. After the class, I continue to sell the rest of copies,” he told Jubi on Wednesday (4/7/2018).

Meanwhile, Robi Wenda, a student of Cenderawasih University has to postpone from his study due to financial issue. He is now selling the local newspapers at the Sentani Airport to support his needs. “I sell ‘Jubi’ and ‘Cepos’ every day,” he said to the reporter at the Sentani Airport, Jayapura District. (*)

 

Reporter: Yance Wenda

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Solpap asks the 4th floor of Pasar Mama-Mama Building is open for children learning centre

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Volunteers teach children at the 3rd floor of Pasar Mama-Mama Building. – Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi – Naomi Zaelan, the coordinator of Children Learning Center of Solpap (Papuan Traders Solidarity) and Komunitas Jantung Kota said the 4th floor of Pasar Mama-Mama Papua Building must return to the Solpap management.

It ‘s not only because Solpap assists the traditional women traders, but it also fosters their children during their mothers’ activities in the market.

“I’ve been handling the street children for ten years, and they studied at the old market. Now the learning process is taking place on the 3rd floor of the new market, but unfortunately, it is the place where their mothers must sell their commodities. So we ask the government to open the 4th floor both for the Solpap office and children learning centre,” Zaelan told Jubi on Tuesday (07/03/2010).

Further, she explained that currently, the learning centre has children of age groups of 3-16 years. “We have ten classes and twenty voluntary teachers who recruited from the church and other institutions,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Solpap Frengky Warer said until now the 4th-floor sealed by BUMN (State-Owned Enterprise) and Judith Diponegoro from Pokja (Working Group) Papua. “Why the BUMN and Pokja Papua did it is entirely unclear. This building is obviously for Pasar Mama-Mama Papua and handed over to the Jayapura Municipal Government, not to the BUMN,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizer

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