BANDUNG CITY- West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said, madrasa teachers spearhead the printing of superior and qualified young generation. In addition, said Emil - greeting Ridwan Kamil, madrasa teachers can print the Islamic character of the young generation of West Java.
"I entrust superior people of West Java to the madrasa teachers here," Emil said at the West Java Madrasa Teachers' Gathering event at Balai Asri Pusdai, Bandung City, Tuesday (12/24/19).
According to Emil, madrasa teachers have an important role in realizing the vision of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, namely building superior Human Resources (HR), and welcoming the Golden Indonesia 2045.
"Golden year 2045, exactly 100 years of Indonesia's independence. That year Indonesia is one of the four superpowers in the world. The conditions must be maintained, the socio-political economy must be conducive, and the young generation must be competitive, this is the field of charity for madrasa teachers," he said.
Emil also said, the Regional Government (Pemda) of West Java Province currently has the view that development is not only a matter of outward dimensions, but also an inner one. Therefore, he said, the West Java Provincial Government launched a public health program, such as the Koran Magrib.
"Therefore, the Government of West Java Province launches public awareness programs such as Magrib Koran, Fajr Congregation, One Desa Satu Hafidz and several other programs," he said.
Meanwhile, Head of the Madrasah Education Division of the West Java Ministry of Religion's Regional Office, Abudin, hopes that the West Java Indonesian Madrasah Teachers Association (PGMI) can improve the quality of education in madrasas. Starting from Raudhatul Athfal (RA), Madrasah Ibtidaiyah (MI), Madrasah Tsanawiyah (MTs), to Madrasah Aliyah (MA).
Abudin encouraged all West Java madrasah teachers to take part in Teacher Professional Education (PPG). "We feel proud of the ladies and gentlemen who have become the frontline in bringing education in West Java," Abudin said.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the West Java PGMI Heri Purnama said that the gathering of madrasa teachers in West Java became a momentum for all parties to express their aspirations.
"There should be no more dichotomy between the different treatment of PNS and Non-PNS teachers. We are one vision and mission position. Madrasa teachers who inherit knowledge to the nation's children," he said.
"Our nation stands one of them thanks to the contribution of Indonesian madrasa teachers," he added.
The event was attended by approximately 4,820 madrasa teachers at various levels from all cities / districts throughout West Java.