Jayapura, 21/2 (Jubi) – Even though mostly regions in Papua have lack of teachers, the Head of Education and Teaching Department of Paniai regency, Drs. Amatus A Tatogo confirmed, schools in Paniai region do not need more additional teachers from other professions, despite having skills.
” Yes, we received information from the head of Education Quality of Dikpora Papua regarding to the soldiers volunteered to be a teacher. However, we had enough teachers in Paniai regency,” Amatus said to majalahselangkah.com via cellular phone, on Tuesday (02/18).
Majalahselangkah.com reported, at least 296 soldiers of Military Command XVII of Cenderawasih have received teaching certificates from the Department of Education, Youth and Sports (Dikpora) of Papua Province. Certificates were given after a three-week training at the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education at Cenderwasih University in Jayapura and will allow them to teach at schools in remote areas.
A few years ago, there were teacher shortages and lack of facilities. Yet, we have been working to fix by making the policy to recruit and locate undergraduate students both teaching and non- teaching backgrounds and continuously to provide essential facilities in all levels, he added.
Hengky Kayame, Paniai regent also confirmed that Education and Teaching Department in Paniai prefers prioritizing teachers who have teaching education background than soldiers. (Abraham Abeth You/ MS/ Tina)