Sentani, 15/2 (Jubi) – Four elementary schools in Deiyai regency may have to be closed because there are no teachers, a lecturer said.
These four schools are SD Inpres Digibagata, SDYPPGI Widuwkiya, SD YPPK Wagomani and SD YPPGI Deemago.
“I’m confused whether there is no single teacher in Deiyai regency or all teachers ran away from duty and prefer to stay in town,” Domingoes Pigay, a lecturer of WalterPost Divinity School talked to tabloidjubi.com in Post 7 Sentani, on Saturday (2/15)
He said the absence of teachers in several primary school causes many school-aged children not to attend classes and spend their time hanging around in Waghete, Deiyai city.
He urged the local government, particularly Department of Education and Teaching to immediately take firm and concrete steps to resolve the issue.
“If it is allowed to happen continuously, the future of children in Deiyai, speacially in Debei will be gloomy,” he said.
Responding to these problems, the Chairman of Commission E of the Papuan Legislative Council ( DPR Papua), Kenius Kogoya, said he hoped the provincial government would implement Special Local Regulation (Perdasus) on education, passed by DPR Papua in 2012.
“This Perdasus ( Special Local Regulation) has to be implemented continuously since it was made based on scientific studies and existing mechanisms. The regulation on Education should be carried out for better education in Papua, ” Kenius told reporters at the DPR Papua office,on Monday (2/3). (Jubi / Aprila/ Tina)