The Importance of the Grand Design Special Autonomy Scholarship for the Advancement of Education in Papua
Reno T. | Papuan Observer
Commission V of the Papuan DPR, which is in charge of education and health, is of the opinion that there is a need for a grand design for the Special Autonomy or Otsus scholarship from the Papuan Provincial Government.
The goal is to prevent the Otsus scholarship problem from recurring, as in previous years. This was conveyed by the Deputy Chairman of Commission V DPR Papua, Yakob Kamasan Komboy after Commission V DPR Papua had a hearing with BPSDM Papua on Thursday (02/09/2021).
Yakob asked the Papua Province BPSDM to prepare a grand design so that it can be used as a reference for the steps taken towards 2045, starting from the recruitment process to financing.
The Papuan DPR will also wait for the draft Special Regional Regulation or Raperdasus to be proposed by the Papua BPSDM.
Yakob hopes that the Papua BPSDM will accommodate various main things in the preparation of the Raperdasus. For example, preparing scholarship recipients before continuing their education in various countries, so that there are no obstacles later.
He believed that a number of experts involved or the doctors who had been financed by Otsus were able to design the Raperdasus as needed.
It is known that the Papua Provincial Government provided scholarships to 1,436 students spread across every district and city. 688 of them are recipients of study abroad scholarships.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the MPR RI Bambang Soesatyo (Bamsoet) revealed that the Special Autonomy Fund for Papua (Papua Province and West Papua Province) will continue to be provided until 2041. The amount will be increased from the original 2 percent to 2.25 percent of the ceiling of the National General Allocation Fund. .
So the amount of the Papua Special Autonomy funds will increase from Rp. 7.6 trillion in 2021 to Rp. 8.5 trillion for 2022. According to him, this fund should be able to encourage the improvement of the quality of education in Papua.
The 20th chairman of the Indonesian House of Representatives emphasized that education is a fundamental foundation for the progress of a nation. Through education, reliable human resources will be born for the progress of national development.
“Through education, reliable human resources will be born for the progress of national development”
Therefore, Bamsoet invites all parties to learn from Papuan youths who have succeeded in making proud achievements despite various limitations and challenges. Like Vanda Korisano and Martha Itaar who succeeded in becoming Garuda Indonesia pilots after completing their education at Nelson Aviation College, New Zealand, and at Ganesha Aviation School, Jakarta.