Wamena, 1/5 (Jubi) – The local government’s efforts to improve the equity and quality of education in Lanny Jaya Regency has begun to yield results. The rise in the literacy rate and the Human Development Index are among the achievements of Lanny Jaya Regency.
About 36 of 100 school children could not read in 2011 but now the number decreased to 20 – 25.
“This achievement was obtained due to the hard work of the Local Government trough the Local Education and Learning Department with the support from the local community and other education components,” the Regional Secretary of Lanny Jaya, Christian Sohilait said in the event to celebrate the National Education Day on Wednesday (30/4).
Meanwhile the Head of the Education and Learning Department of Lanny Jaya Regency, Aletinus Yigibalom said the increase of the literacy rate in Lanny Jaya was attributed to the participation of the educational practitioners who were recruited in the Joint Program for the University’s Graduate to educate in the remote areas from the Universitas Negeri Medan, Universitas Riau and teachers from the Surya Institute, World Vision and other NGOs.
“We hoped our dream to become an education champion in the Papua Highland Area could be realized in 2016,” he said. (Jubi/Islami/rom)