BONSERNEWS.com – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemendikbud Ristek) has officially issued regulations regarding graduation activities starting from PAUD to high school levels.
In the SE issued by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Culture with Number 14 of 2023, it applies to graduation ceremonies in early childhood education units (PAUD), Elementary Schools (SD), Junior High Schools (SMP), and High Schools (SMA).
It should be remembered that school graduation activities should not be a burdensome obligation for parents or guardians of students.
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This rule applies to all levels of education, starting from early childhood education units (PAUD), elementary schools (SD), junior high schools (SMP), to senior high schools (SMA).
Previously reported, many parents and guardians of students protested that the cost of the graduation ceremony was too expensive.
Apart from that, Netizens also commented on social media to suggest that the graduation procession and the use of the gown should only be applied at the tertiary level.
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However, some netizens argue that there is no problem with the graduation procession at the PAUD-SMA level.
However, through this SE, the Ministry of Education and Culture appealed to the graduation procession and the graduation ceremony for students not to be burdensome and not to be an obligation.
This circular letter, which was issued on June 23, 2023, is addressed to heads of provincial education offices, heads of district/city education offices, and heads of education units throughout Indonesia.
It is known that the legal basis for the rules regarding PAUD-SMA graduation is based on four regulations, namely Law Number 20 of 2003 concerning the National Education System, Law Number 23 of 2014 concerning Regional Government, Government Regulation Number 17 of 2010 concerning Management and Implementation of Education which has been amended by Government Regulation Number 66 of 2010, and Government Regulation Number 12 of 2017 concerning the Development and Supervision of Regional Government Administration, as well as Regulation of the Minister of Education and Culture Number 75 of 2016 concerning School Committees.