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Hanoi (VNA) – The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture is proposing a budget of 1.49 trillion RP (100 million USD) for school digitalisation programmes in a bid to reduce technological discrepancies by improving digital access to education.


Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim revealed the proposal during a hearing with the House of Representatives Commission X overseeing educational affairs on September 2.

Out of the proposed budget, the ministry would allocate 1.1 trillion RP to procure proper information and communications technology (ICT) equipment, such as laptops, for students and teachers.

Another 132 billion RP would be used to improve the educational programmes aired on public broadcaster TVRI, which Nadiem said had garnered a positive reception from the public.
Additionally, the ministry would allocate 109 billion RP for the ongoing improvement of digital platforms and channel the remaining 74 billion RP into creating learning materials and digital education medium models.
During the meeting, Nadiem also proposed budgets for the ministry’s other priority programmes, namely  27 trillion RP for education funding, 5.2 trillion RP to revitalise the country’s vocational education, and 4.4 trillion RP for the Kampus Merdeka (Freedom Campus) programme./.