Education is the base of our future ahead. In Indonesia, we have to study for at least 12 years, 6 years for elementary school, 3 years for middle school, and 3 years for high school. We can’t go to university or working if we don’t have three graduation sertificates. That means that in Indonesia you have to be educated enough to work. Because actually, educated people is the future of the country. They’re the one who lead the country to the better future.
But I think there are some flaws in our educational system. In Indonesia, we have to learn all subjects. If we are not good on some of it, well, we have to. This mindset shut down the brain’s ability to thrive. Some people are good in some field, let them grow on that field. That way, we would have those experts we need. Of course, we have to teach them the basic of some important subjects. But if we need an experts to build Indonesia to a better future, we have to let them grow at the field they like, the field they’re good at, so that they can enjoy what they learn and be the best on that field.
If you want to get a good job with high salary, you have to be a graduate of a good university too. If you want to get into a good university, you have to have a good score in most of the subjects. This mindset teach us to get a good score, not understanding the subject. Some people got into a good university even though they actually didn’t know what they know. That’s what usually happened. They lean on good grades that we don’t know if it’s a clean score or not. We have to change this. We have to understand. We must understand. That way we can get a good score and be the ‘quality seeds’ who build Indonesia to a better future.
Now, time. We study at school for about 8 hours or so. And then we have a course after school for 3 hours. At home, we study again for about 2 hours. So basically we study for 13 hours a day. Thirteen hours. I just realized that we spent half of our day and another half to sleep, eat, and rest. Or maybe some of us spend the ‘rest’ time on the road or maybe another course? I don’t know. Its just tiring. Me, as a student, I feel tired. 13 hours of study, not to mention the tasks, the daily tests, and others. Its hard. But maybe they’re trying to make us a good generation. The next generation who can fix this country. But still, we need the time to actually rest and having fun. Maybe we can just take those subjects we’re good at, back to paragraph 2. That way, we can take our education seriously because we like it and actually enjoy it.
Another things we have to learn are responsibility, leadership, independence, honesty, how to work with people, etc. That was some aspects that we must have to build this country to a better future. We are the next generation. We are the one who directly build this country. So we have to study well and actually understand what we learn so that we can practice it in the real situation.
That was some thing I want to share about the education system in Indonesia and what we need to do to help build Indonesia to a better future. I hope this opinion of mine can be considered because this is what I think we have to do if we want to build Indonesia to a better future. I’m Indonesian. I want the best for my country. So students, study well.