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Indonesian government plans to spend over USD 34 billion on education

posted Jan 6, 2014, 8:14 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 8, 2014, 7:29 PM ]
The Indonesian government has proposed a IDR 21 trillion (USD 2.2 billion) state budget allocation increase for education - a 6.7 percent increase from last year in education spending. This brings the total proposed budget for education to IDR 331.8 trillion (USD 34.9 billion), making the sector the top recipient of state budgetary money for 2013. The additional funding will be allocated to School Operational Aid to support lower socio-economic background students, school renovations as well as to support the recent initiative on Universal Secondary Education (12-year compulsory education program).