Indonesia has made great progress in the education sector, but…

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Kegiatan Belajar Mengajar di SD Bruder Singkawang, Kalimantan Barat (KalderaNews/JS de Britto)
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JAKARTA, – The Covid-19 pandemic threatens Indonesia’s achievements in the education sector, unless the country remains focused on protecting and building its human capital through improving equity, capacity and accountability for learning, according to the three new reports released by the World Bank today.

Indonesia has made commendable progress over the past 15 years in expanding access to education, with student enrollment increasing by more than 10 million, or 31 percent since 2002. However, significant challenges remain. Student learning as measured by national exams as well as international assessments remain low across all types of schools, and the new reports show that students on average are 1.5 years behind the learning level expected by the national curriculum for 4th grade.

As a result of these low levels of learning, many students do not achieve the minimum level of knowledge and skills needed to participate fully in the economy and society. The reports highlight important inequalities in enrolment rates, especially in upper-secondary and early childhood education.  The COVID-19 pandemic is adding to these challenges.

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