Areas I would like to get myself involved in:
- “Large Scale Engineering” in Sri Lanka
- Education in Indonesia
“The country’s new president, Joko Widodo, generally known as Jokowi, hopes to change that with help from his new education secretary, Anies Baswedan, a former university president and creator of a programme that sends graduates to teach in remote areas.
Three ministries …. The education ministry oversees state primary, junior and secondary schools; the religious-affairs ministry has control of madrassas, or Islamic schools; and the president has now made the ministry for research and technology responsible for universities and polytechnics.
Whereas primary-enrolment rates in richer districts are close to 100%, in some poorer districts they remain below 60%. Nor are teachers evenly distributed.
What matters is how well teachers perform in the classroom, and encouraging students to think critically.
teachers need better training.
“Indonesia Smart Card” provides school fees and stipends to 24m poor students across Indonesia, guaranteeing them 12 years of free education.”