May 5, 2008

The Shoddy Education System of Indonesia

Was I too stupid or blind so I couldn’t see the shoddy education system in Indonesia? How could I pass anything around me for years as I’m a teacher who is in the education system in this country? Just because I don’t do that I shouldn’t be blind in this case.

Let me make it clear.

I was shocked enough when a XII level student told me that the newspapers today had painted about the national final examination. They reported about 1-2 senior high schools in the city which had cheated in the exam. He told me that the teachers of those schools who had cheated the national exam by giving the answer keys of the national exam questions. They opened the seal of covered question papers a few hours before the real examination should occur. They answered the questions and shared the answers for their students and those students would share them with their friends and all XII level students in the city had known the answers before they went to the school to take the exam. What the fuck!

The student told me that he didn’t trust the answer keys because he had studied and he trusted himself. He might say that because he’s a good student as he’s the national Olympic participant. What about other students who aren’t too clever?

And when I was taking the university lecture, a class mate told me a same story of the national exam. I just could say ‘oh my God, oh my God’ many times to show how I was shocked. He smiled but understood that I did don’t know about it. He told all then. You’ve known now why the title of this post is ‘The Shoddy Education System of Indonesia’.

How Can Teachers Do That?

I give these questions to teachers who have run that way. Don’t you think you shouldn’t be a teacher because you show a bad behave directly into students’ deep eyes? Where will you take the students by showing them a bad lesson of life? Do you think that you should be with them all the time of their life? How do they can be possible face their life when you take hands in all of their important jobs but you don’t show them the way of facing life? How can we have good fighters if we fight for them in their battles?

I know sometimes I show bad attitude for others, students in this case, but I never think I’ll teach them how to cheat. I’d taught students and prepared them all to take the exam since they’re in X grade and I thought it’s enough. For about three years, teachers in our school had taught students how to fight, prepared their guns, and showed them how to win the battle. I know if we had more time we’d teach them again and again but the time was over. Ready or not, they must fight.

We all –I at least– trust them that they must be able to pass the final examination with good scores.

Pay Much Money For Nothing?

I’m curious why the government wanna waste so much time and money for a big nothing? What for they created the chosen good-standard questions to select which students might pass the exam and which ones might lost if the teachers who would answer those questions and not students?

In my opinion, it’s not fault of the teachers only. It’s a circle of the shoddy education system. I can’t think wrong about teachers not because I’m also a teacher. I think they need money as we all do. Their salary may be too low to pay everything –assume that they just earn from school and have no any other job but teach– and they’ll lost their job if students failed in the final exam. If the number of those students is big enough, the number of new students in the next academic year will be less than the last year. It’s a devil circle in education as the government can’t warrant good life for the citizen.

So what for we waste money to form a certain team and to create the final questions if the questions could select no students? Let’s forget about the final examination for the last grade of each level education if we do think about our society. Why don’t we use the money to create a better life for poor people so we may have a better life in this country? Government can use the money to pay a better education so students can study in any good school without paying any cent. We can pay the money for teachers to take higher education so they can develop their ability and skill and our education system will be better in the future. Having good education means having good generations.

God damn it, we gonna see soon how this country will disappear from the world map.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Mr.LooG said...

Ibu Guru..
Maaf..
Tapi kalo mereka (rekan2 sejawat anda) tidak melakukannya, yang model2 saya gini harus berapa tahun nyelesaiin sma??

Jadi kasihanilah kita2 dan murid2 senusantara yang model2 kayak saya gini..

May 14, 2008  
Blogger wyd said...

tidak ada anak yang bodoh atau nakal di dunia ini. semua anak akan bisa belajar jika dberikan metode dan perhatian yang tepat.

seseorang tidak akan maju jika terus-terusan dikasihani.
tugas pendidik adalah membekali mereka dengan ilmu pengetahuan yang mereka perlukan sesuai bakat, minat dan kebutuhan mereka.

masalahnya, sistem pendidikan kita terlalu carut-marut

May 14, 2008  
Anonymous Mr.LooG said...

Lha,, gimana kalo saya dak berminat dan tertarik sama pelajaran2 uan tersebut??

May 14, 2008  
Blogger wyd said...

kalu gitu kayaknya kamu salah jurusan, deh....

May 16, 2008  
Anonymous Mr.LooG said...

bukan salah jurusan ibu..
Hanya memang dak niat sekolah..
Ntar kalo ibu tanya, lha kalo gitu selama ini ke sekolah ngapain??
Jawabannya buat maen basket ibu guru,bukan buat belajar..

Kecuali barangkali kurikulum Indo mo bikin jurusan olahraga, nah itu baru...

May 17, 2008  
Blogger wyd said...

ini yang kayaknya masih banyak ga dijalankan sama ortu-ortu WNI terhadap anak-anaknya. yang mau sekolah kan anak-anak itu, jadi milihin sekolah atau jurusan harusnya sesuai minat dan bakat anak-anak, bukannya apa yang disukai ortu-ortu itu.

di Indonesia ada sekolah khusus olahraga. Di Palembang namanya Sekolah Olahraga Sriwijaya. Peminatnya banyak kok dan mereka mampu nunjukin prestasi.

waktu SMP-SMA ibu juga gila basket. tiada hari tanpa basket. ibu juga berminat banget sama seni terutama melukis dan mengarang. pernah meraih juara tingkat RT, kecamatan, kabupaten, bahkan nasional. tapi itu semua 'hanya' minat dan kesenangan. fokus utama ibu adalah eksakta. jadi jurusan ibu eksakta.

kadang ga semua minat harus direalisasikan lewat sekolah formal, bahkan kadang-kadang ga perlu kursus atau pendidikan formal sama sekali....

May 19, 2008  
Anonymous Mr.LooG said...

Maksud ibu terhadap ortu2 WNI itu semua ortu di Indo yang megang KTP Indo ato etnis2 tertentu??

Terus, kalo gitu emang baeknya saya gak usah sekolah aja kalo gitu, masuk klub aja, buat sit-up push-up gila2an tiap hari...
Kayaknya lebih cocok dehh...

May 22, 2008  

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