Education

Indonesia Education

Over the past few decades, Indonesia has made enormous strides in ensuring most of its children get a basic education. Now the focus turns to quality, and preparing children and young adults for life in the 21st century. President Joko Widodo made education a key part of his election campaign and, after he took office in October 2014, embarked on a series of reforms designed not only to make the education system more appropriate for contemporary Indonesia, but also to help the government meet its goal of raising per capita incomes from $3500 in 2011 to $14,250-15,000 by 2025.

This chapter contains an interview with Djisman Simandjuntak, Rector, Prasetiya Mulya University.