Central Java Governor Tomorrow Will Discuss the Fate of GTT with President Jokowi
By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, December 05 2017 - 19:30 IWST
Dirut BTN Maryono dan Gub Jateng Ganjar Pranowo (Foto Rizki Meirino)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Semarang - Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo plans to discuss the fate of non-permanent teachers (GTT) with President Joko Widodo in Jakarta.
"Wednesday (6/12/2017) tomorrow I will meet Mr. President, I will try to ask, if I can escort I will continue to guard because the actual demand is not high GTT kok, if not the civil servant wages in accordance with the minimum wage district / city (UMK)," said Ganjar in Semarang, Tuesday (5/12/2017)
According to him, to improve the quality of education in Indonesia, teachers' welfare should receive attention from the government.
With the appropriate salary, said Ganjar, of course the teachers will be more focus to educate the students into the next generation who have high competence in the current global era.
PDI Perjuangan politician is committed to fight for the fate of millions of GTT spread in Central Java so as to obtain a decent welfare.
Ganjar revealed, the existence of GTT was not recognized the Ministry of Education and Culture, and cannot follow the certification because they do not have a letter of appointment from the local government.
"To lift the GTT, the regents and mayors are under Government Regulation Number 48 of 2006 which prohibits the appointment of honorary teachers, they do not dare to violate the rules," he said.
Meanwhile, Chairman of PGRI Central Java Widadi said the central government has given hope related to the demands of the GTT.
"Mr. President has responded to the problems of honorary teachers and teacher shortages that will be completed gradually," he told the media crew.
The completion of the shortage of teachers, he said, will be done with a system that prioritizes long-serving teachers, especially in the foremost, widest, backward (3T) areas, and outstanding teachers.
In addition, President Jokowi requested certification allowance to be paid on time and exact amount considering the funds had been allocated for it.
Teacher administration problems are also expected to be simplified so that teachers have more time to educate their students.
Previously, a number of GTT complained about the welfare related via social media to the account of Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo.
The GTT asked whether the wages received could be better than what is now only about Rp200-400 thousand per month.
The GTT also asked the governor to help oversee the demands of the GTT.