Jayapura, Jubi – The Provincial Government of Papua through Education Office in each territoris plan to send 50 prospective teachers to Jakarta, to study at Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH).
Head of Education Office of Papua Province, Elias Wonda said the sending of teacher candidates will be done next year, and is devoted to indigenous Papuans (OAP).
Each customary area will send 10 people.
“They will follow the Teachers College program at Pelita Harapan University (TC-UPH) next year on the new school year,” Wonda told reporters in Jayapura recently.
He explained, all costs will be borne by the provincial government. The budget prepared around Rp2-3 billion, he said. To that end, each customary territory must send its representatives.
“From the amount, we will first do the selection, if they ready then we will send them to UPH. The cost of school and meals will be funded by the provincial government,” he said.
Delivery of prospective teachers will be done twice. After graduation, they will be appointed as teachers and placed at the state’ school.
Papua Regional Secretary Hery Dosinaen said education in the villages needs to be re-managed and looked for good models, among other things by building a system to reduce the gap or imbalance.
“It is important to have graduates in towns with villages of the same quality, so they can all compete with the same competencies in seizing job opportunities,” Hery said.(*)