BANDUNG-Every May 2 is celebrated as National Education Day (Hardiknas). West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan became Inspector of Ceremony of National Education Day Commemoration of West Java Province with the theme "Accelerate Equal and Qualified Education".
In his speech the Governor of West Java read a written message from the Minister of National Education (Minister of Education and Culture) Muhadjir Effendy stating that the theme is related to the rapidly changing world development and demands higher quality.
"For that we need to reconcile and reflect on the theme and to realize together, so that all walks of life will be able to reach the quality service of education that is evenly distributed so that it can be felt by all citizens of the nation so our efforts to educate the nation in accordance with the 1945 law can be realized" Said Ahmad Heryawan in the yard of Gedung Sate Bandung, Tuesday (2/5/2017)
Heryawan explained on behalf of Provincial Government (Pemprov) of West Java to give the highest honor and respect to all education personnel in the country because they are the ones who serve and make sacrifices for the advancement of education.
"The sacrifice has yielded encouraging results, although there are still a few issues that trigger dissatisfaction, hopefully that success can spur the spirit, while the unfinished problem is even doubling the energy to find new innovations," he said.
The governor added, every commemorating the National Education Day can not be separated from the figure of Ki Hajar Dewantara because this commemoration is based on the day of his birth.
"He was born on May 2, 1889, he has been agreed as the father of national education without reducing the role of other educational leaders, Ki Hajar Dewantara's role in pioneering national education is very big, whether in the form of ideas, thoughts and future captivity," he said.
Therefore, his ideas and thoughts become a reference for the development of national education today.
"Some of Ki Hajar Dewantara's views are panca darma that education must be based on five basic namely independence, nature, culture, nationality and humanity," he concluded. (MAT)