12 Thousand Schools Still Don’t Have Internet Access
LiputanIslam.com— The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) said there were still 12 thousand schools that were not connected to internet access. 12 thousand of these schools are located in the outermost, disadvantaged, and frontier (3T) areas.
“Dapodik (Basic Education Data) states that our 12 thousand schools do not have internet access, and we see all of them in the 3T area,” said the Director of Professional Education and Development and Education Personnel of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Praptono, Thursday (22/10).
Praptono also revealed that as many as 48 thousand schools had bad internet networks. This has led some teachers to judge that learning should be done face-to-face or combined with online learning.
Based on the Wahana Visi Indonesia survey, only 5 percent of the 27,046 teacher respondents agreed with face-to-face learning, 45 percent combined with face-to-face learning, 38 percent agreed with completely online study, and 12 percent agreed with distant learning.
“48 thousand education units have network problems that are not good, exist but not good and strong, this is the majority in 3T areas,” he said.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government would focus on arranging 400 villages in the 3T area to connect to the internet network by 2021. This effort was made to support digital transformation.
“Now we also have to pursue so that there should not be a village that is not connected to the internet,” he said.
She said, during this pandemic, digital infrastructure was one of the priority infrastructures. In the 2021 APBN, the budget allocation to support digital transformation reaches Rp 29.6 trillion. The budget allocation is for realizing efficient and fast government and public services. (sh/cnnindonesia/antaranews)