No Schooling for Children of Yakyu Village For Almost Nine Years


Merauke, Jubi – Since 2007 settling in Dusun Yakyu, Rawa Biru Village of Sota Sub-district, Merauke Regency, the children of Dusun Yakyu had never get education since there is no school or teacher there, said Rawa Biru Village Chief, Marwan Hamid, to reporter on last week.

“This situation has lasted about nine years, the children of that village never learned the alphabet or number because there’s no teachers,” he said.

He further said those children are supposed to have an opportunity to get education. But, their current status is not clear whether they are Indonesian citizens or not. This is a reason why they have lack attention from the government.

“Yes, but now their status is already clear, so the education system is also automatically running,” he said. Since few weeks ago, he said, the Military personnel assigned at Yakyu Village, has began to teach the children as well as to attempt the learning method gradually. “The children could get better education starting now,” he said.

Military District 174/ATW Commander Brigadier General Supartodi some times ago said TMMD (Military Integrated Village Development) Program would be implemented in this village with several activities. “I hope the local residents could be directly involved with our soldiers in this program,” he said. (Frans L Kobun/rom)


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