23 Aug 17:09


President Joko Widodo claimed that he already asked the Minister of Education and Culture Muhajir Effendy to provide homework for students in Indonesia not only in the form of subjects, but also activities that build a sense of empathy, such as visiting a sick neighbor or something like that. The number one person in Indonesia gives an orientation for education in Indonesia based on Character Education pattern. Based on page setkab.go.id, President Jokowi expressed it when opening the Coordination Meeting of Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI) in Sleman, Yogyakarta on Sunday (23/7). "The homework was visiting a sick neighbor, visiting his sick friend, give foods for less fortune neighbor, "said Jokowi in the official website of the Cabinet Secretariat. Responding to this instruction, Purwakarta's Regent Dedi Mulyadi said that the concept of Character Education in Purwakarta has been implemented since 2015. This concept has technical guidance contained in Regent Regulation no. 69 of 2015 on Character Education. "Mr. President appealed very well, Purwakarta also implement the Concept of Character Education," He said on Tuesday (25/7) at his official residence at Gandanegara street No 25 Purwakarta. In the regent's regulation, in Article 15 mentioned that, to foster a sense of togetherness and loyality to friends, teachers must provide direction to students to give each other and share. This Regent's Regulation has also been reinforced by Circular Letter Number 421.7 / 2016 / Disdikpora on the Provision of Productive Creative Duties of Home Work Substitution and Tour Work Prohibition. Based on the data collected, the Circular Letter shall come into effect as of September 5, 2016. "I think that academic stuff is enough to be spent in school, do not be taken home as homework, I often see the child at home is depressed, because it is too many academic homework," said Dedi when releasing the Circular. Variants of Character Education Program successfully applied in Purwakarta those are the deepening of the Religion's book in accordance with the Religion and beliefs held by the students, Read and Write the Qur'an and the deepening of the Yellow Book for Muslim students. In addition, Vocational Education held twice a month has been implemented by all schools in Purwakarta. (*)