Jayapura, Jubi – In 2015 government of Puncak Jaya regency plans to change vocational schools into agriculture schools due to the difficulty of graduates in getting jobs, Henock Ibo, told reporters in Jayapura on Sunday (23/11).
Currently the number of enrolled students is 179 and 11 state teachers.
“Because the schools are quite isolated and away from the capital, the students who live in Mulia and Karubaga stay in dormitory,” Henock added.
To support teaching and learning in the schools, Puncak Jaya regency funded Rp. 2.5 billion per-year from local budget.”The fund is included for boarding students and it is free for them,” Ibo explained.
Currently there are two vocational schools in Puncak Jaya including agriculture vocational school in Mulia, which was inaugurated in 2011.
“This school is free and its type is boarding school. We see it has a greater chance to get a job. Students will learn about farming,” he said.
Earlier, Governor of Papua Province Lukas Enembe, said education is the key factor in improving the quality and welfare of the Papuan people.
“Papua can only be built by a quality human who love to work hard, discipline, and have a good work ethic, and high national paradigm,” Enembe said. (Alexander Loen/ Tina)