President Joko Widodo wants the government to pay more attention to develop human resources namely by improving more skills and education towards Indonesian youths. In his remarks during the Cabinet Plenary Meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday, President Joko Widodo said that the Indonesian nation has high demographic bonus due to the high number of Indonesian youths. He views that such demographic bonus should be utilized by providing more vocational training and education for the youths.
“…I want in 2018, we pay attention to improve our human resources investment. We have about 250 million people and 60 percents of them are the youths. This demographical bonus should be our strength and chance through the improvement of education quality and vocational training as what we started in 2017,” President Joko Widodo said.
Furthermore, President Joko Widodo has asked his ministers to improve the quality of Indonesian human resources, saying that the better qualified human resources will meet more industrial needs. The President also hopes that trainings and skills taught at vocational schools can meet the industrial needs as well. He also remarked that there are still a lot of Indonesian human resources with low educational level, hence requires the government’s attention to improve their skills by expanding training programs in the country. (Ndy/ahm)