Bilingual curriculum to be compulsory in universities

The government will make it compulsory for university students to interact in English in order to prepare them to compete in the ASEAN – Association of Southeast Asian Nations – Economic Community, which comes into effect at the start of 2016, reports The Jakarta Post.

Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Muhammad Nasir said recently that the ministry was preparing a bilingual curriculum that would use both Bahasa Indonesia and English in universities nationwide starting in 2016.

“The future curriculum has been designed to use a dual language system in order to prepare our future generation and enable them to compete in the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community,” Nasir said, as quoted by Nasir said the system would be implemented in stages at every university in Indonesia beginning next year. As a starting point, the government would especially push state universities to apply the bilingual curriculum.
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