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Revision of Special Autonomy is Important for Improving the Quality of Human Resources for Indigenous Papuans, by Vicky T.

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Vicky T. | Papuan Observer

The Special Committee for the revision of the Special Autonomy Law for the DPR West Papua held a panel discussion of experts for the weighting of the 7 draft government regulations (RPP) involving regencies/cities throughout the province.

The Regent of Teluk Bintuni, Ir Petrus Kasihiw, M.T and his staff who were present at the expert panel discussion forum at the Aston Niu Manokwari Hotel, which took place virtually, expressed their views.

According to Kasihiw, education and health for indigenous Papuans (OAP) are to create human resources (HR) so that they can become their own hosts.

“Managing natural resources (SDA) in their own country to be developed and developed like other regions.”

Therefore, Kasihiw encouraged that the implementation of the education and health system that would be included in the draft government regulation (RPP) should be organized from village to city.

With such an arrangement, the NasDem politician is optimistic that the education and health sector for indigenous Papuans will progress in the implementation of special autonomy volume II compared to volume I.

He said that the YPPK school’s strategy for education on the outskirts of the majority of Papuan children, if you look at the implementation of the RI Law number 21 of 2001, especially in the previous article 56, did not explicitly explain the allocation of the education budget.

The amendment to the provisions of this new article 56 provides a new color for education managed by the foundation for indigenous Papuan and Indonesian children, this is clearly stated in article 56 paragraph (6).

Thus the education sector is not only encouraged formally but also non-formally so that it can provide knowledge so that they can progress and develop.

As in Bintuni Bay, there are Papuan children who drop out of junior high and high school levels, when they enter the Bintuni Industrial and Oil and Gas Engineering Training Center (P2TIM), they can speak English compared to children who graduate from bachelor’s degrees.

Kasihiw hopes that this input will be considered by the special committee and the central government so that it can be accommodated in the proposed RPP.

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