Nadiem Makarim Envisions a Flexible Education Curriculum



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Nadiem Makarim is planning to implement a flexible curriculum for Indonesia's education system to align with the government's plan to trim regulations while at the same time improving the services and resources for schools.

    "We are not inspectors but servants, we are not mere regulators but also servants for schools by creating flexible school curriculums and managing organizations in schools," said Nadiem at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jakarta on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

    The Minister argued that standardizing a system in a largely diverse nation will only create negative results. Nadiem asserted that Indonesia cannot be managed under one standard.

    Nadiem Makarim said that the concept he will be offering for the future is summarized in a concept called "Learning Independence". Through this new concept, Nadiem he hoped that every academic and education institution in Indonesia can be free of restrictive regulations.

    However, Nadiem admitted that results of the changes can only be seen in the next decade or 15-years.