Public Hearing Meeting of Committee III: Quality of Madrasah Increased, Hajj Service Must Be Increased
Jakarta, dpd.go.id. – Director-General of Islamic Education (Dirjend Pendis) Ministry of Religious Affairs, Nur Syam, stated that the quality of madarasah is not inferior to public schools, even the quality of Madrasah Tsanawiyah (MTs) is higher than junior secondary school (SMP). “The quality of madrasah increases, it can be seen from the quality of graduates of the National Examination,” said Nur Syam when describing his presentation at the Public Hearing Meeting (RDPU) of Committee III DPD RI, Wednesday (23/05/2012). In addition, statistical data of (Dirjend Pendis) have shown that number of students in Madrasah increases.
About the madrasah teachers who have not joined certification, Nur Syam explain the conditions set for the honorary teachers (not state). “Madrasah teachers with bachelor’s degree are eligible for certification if they have had work experience of at least seven years by January 1, 2012. While those under bachelor’s degree must have work experience for twenty years continuously,” said Nur Syam in the DPD Building, Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta.
In addition to presenting Director-General of Islamic Education, Committee III also invited the Director-General of Hajj and Umrah Ministry of Religious Affairs to provide an explanation regarding the preparation and implementation of hajj as well as BPIH (Hajj Implementation Costs). On the occasion the Director-General of Hajj and Umrah, Slamet Riyanto, said that the operational preparation such as lodgment and hajj passport is done. “Recruitment of Hajj officers is also under way,” added Slamet.
Associated with the recruitment of Hajj officers, Ahmad Jajuli proposed to form an adhoc committee to facilitate the service and improve the service quality because so far there are often a lot of complaints that arise about the Hajj service. “Make an adhoc committee for three years, hopefully the officers on duty are experienced,” said the senator from Lampung.
In response, Slamet explained that the composition of the hajj officers has been determined, which is composed of 60% experienced and 40% inexperienced. The purpose of this composition is to maintain the quality of care for those already experienced tend to ignore their duties. “Actually, it depends on the personal mental, but those who have been experienced neglect their duty because they prefer religious duty. They are on duty, they should give priority to the duty,” said Slamet. (af)
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