Stories About ‘Education’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Education’.

Development Indicators

Friday, October 28th, 2011, by . 19 Comments
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Comparative charts of Indonesian economic development indicators, or why Malaysia is just better.


Reforming Morality

Monday, March 7th, 2011, by . 17 Comments
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A secular based moral education system is the way forward for Indonesia, says Ben.


Reading Habits & Poverty

Monday, November 1st, 2010, by . 60 Comments
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Reading Ambassador (Duta Baca Indonesia), television celebrity Tantowi Yahya said at the proclamation event in Pontianak for the "West Kalimantan Reads" movement that Indonesians were not voracious readers for largely reasons of poverty:

"Above all it's based on economic factors, on whether families can afford to buy books and newspapers."

Poor families would naturally prioritise food, school fees, and school textbooks, over the purchase of recreational reading material.

He suggested two methods to ameliorate the problem:

  • libraries; from the national down to the village level, to enable poor people access to books for free
  • parents, especially mothers, should read in front of their children regularly, to sow an interest in reading in their spawn

Tantowi Yahya
Tantowi Yahya extolling the virtues of reading

However on at least the first point - libraries - Tantowi said Indonesia still had very far to go in providing adequate public facilities, and that most regional government heads had little interest in developing library facilities:

How many local politicians campaign on building up library infrastructure?

There was one bright spot, he said, that being the province of Riau, where the Governor had built a very big and comprehensive public library right next door to his own office building: antara

The example of Riau has to be followed in other regions.


Chelsea Olivia on Virginity Testing

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, by . 24 Comments

Starlet Chelsea Olivia on virginity testing for prospective female students of high schools.


‘Women Can Be Nice With You’

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, by . 35 Comments
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The woeful English speaking skills of Indonesian beauty pageant contestants.


BPK Penabur in Cisarua, Bogor

Thursday, April 29th, 2010, by . 55 Comments

A Christian short stay type complex in Cisarua, Bogor is burned to the ground by the 'Puncak Line'.


Ujian Nasional Plus in Depok

Thursday, February 18th, 2010, by . 6 Comments

Criteria for passing in Depok schools, Ujian Nasional test results plus religious knowledge.


Freedom from Ignorance

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, by . 41 Comments

State imposed religiosity and conformity, or freedom from woeful ignorance of holy texts.


Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) Schools

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009, by . 12 Comments

Problematic religious schools on Java, which ones and police monitoring of them.


The Fires of Hell

Thursday, August 27th, 2009, by . 63 Comments

The Fires of HellHow hot are the fires in hell and how they are full of women.


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