Criteria for passing in Depok schools, Ujian Nasional test results plus religious knowledge.
In the Jakarta satellite city of Depok in West Java students are no longer graded purely on their performance in the National Exams, as in most other places, (Ujian Nasional, UN), but also on their moral and religious fitness, among other factors.
A head of the Depok Education Department, Farah Mulyati, says that if students are judged to have poor understanding of religion, they may be failed, regardless of their national exam results.
Poor religious knowledge, good exam result, they may still fail.
In deciding whether students move on to the next year of schooling, there are a total of four factors considered:
Farah says that in 2009 there was one case of a boy who had passed his national exams, but whose knowledge of religion was judged to be so dismal that he was kept back a year. He did not protest at this, she says.