jpnn.com, JAKARTA – The government made a new regulation that is a maximum of 50 percent of BOS funds (School Operational Assistance (BOS) allowed to pay honorary teachers.
Secretary General of the Federation of Indonesian Teachers Unions (FSGI) Heru Purnomo assessed that the policy had the potential to be discriminatory because it was only intended for teachers who had a Unique Number of Educators and Education Personnel (NUPTK).
“The prerequisite of honorary teachers who can receive salary from BOS funds must have NUPTK, while there are still many honorary teachers who do not have NUPTK,” Heru said in Jakarta, Thursday (2/13).
According to him, the complexity of the bureaucracy taking care of NUPTK became one of the causes of the many honorary teachers not getting NUPTK.
Data from the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) only 47 percent of honorary teachers have NUPTK, or as many as 708,963 of the total 1,498,344 honorary teachers.
“So with this NUPTK prerequisite, honorary teachers will not get wages from BOS funds. This is the potential for discrimination that is intended,” he explained.
In addition, the allocation of BOS funds to pay honorary teachers up to a maximum of 50 percent is also a dilemma.
Because the construction of infrastructure, training and teacher training, or other allocations to improve the quality of schools will be hampered.
“That's because 50 percent of the budget has been consumed by the salary of honorary teachers.”
He should have said that the honorary teacher's salary was the responsibility of the regional government through the regional budget, or together with the central government. But not from BOS funds.
The government, he continued, only resolved the problem of honorary teachers not reaching its roots, only on the surface.
“If the central government wants to resolve the issue of honorary teachers, the honorary teachers who have participated in the selection become Government Employees with a Work Agreement (PPPK) in 2019, must immediately make a decree on appointment, placement, and given official salaries by the state. But in fact, honorary teachers who was declared to have passed the selection process was never appointed, “he explained again.
In the Merdeka Belajar episode III policy, it was stated that changes in BOS funds were allowed to be used for honorary teacher salaries, a maximum of 50 percent of BOS funds.
That percentage increased from the previous year, which was only allowed 15 percent (for public schools) and 30 percent (for private schools).
The main requirement to get salary from BOS funds must have NUPTK until 31 December 2019.
Two other requirements are that they do not yet have an educator certification, and have been recorded in the Basic Education Data (Dapodik) before 31 December 2019. (between / jpnn)