Kemendikbud RI Invites KPK RI to guard Education Budget
TIMESHONGKONG, JAKARTA – The Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemendikbud RI) together with the Republic of Indonesia Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK RI) have agreed to cooperate improving the supervision of the use of the education function budget.
"We have agreed with the KPK to utilize the applications in the KPK for us to join. And those who have already joined will we complete and improve. So that the use of the education budget, including prevention and enforcement implement better," said the Minister of Education and Culture RI, Muhadjir Effendy.
As a government affairs that is congruent, it becomes a challenge for the Ministry of Education and Culture, especially in supervising the use of the budget to be more targeted, it will not be overlapping and free from the practice of irregularities.
For this reason, the Minister of Education and Culture gives direct appreciation to the KPK, which also handled corruption cases in the education sector so it can provide shocking effects and deterrent effects to the perpetrators.
Meanwhile the Chair of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Agus Rahardjo revealed that with more effective cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Culture and the KPK it is hoped that it would have a better impact on the world of education. "We have designed a lot, we will harmonize, hopefully we will soon be able to make a better system," he said.
The Minister of Education and Culture and the KPK leadership also agreed to immediately carry out a review of regulations, specifically to be able to optimize the use and supervision of the education budget in the regions. Then, each party will immediately form a technical team to develop information and communication technology (ICT) based monitoring system or e-monitoring by strengthening public involvement.
"The education budget is quite large. If there is a deviation, it is actually small, but it occurs in a very large area. And if it is collected, it will be something big. Hopefully it will be more controllable in the regions, due to decentralization. The Ministry of Education and Culture does not reach the area. “Said Agus.
The KPK leadership also promised to facilitate the harmonization with the Ministry of Home Affairs, and various parties at the city and provincial district level, so that the Kemendikbud RI education budget is expected to be more effective and efficient. (*)