The government has again showed its commitment to eradicating corruption in Indonesia. This time, five high-level agencies inked on Tuesday, December 11, in Jakarta an MoU on the teaching of anticorruption training at all levels of education in the country.
They were minister for research, technology and higher education Mohamad Nasir; Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) head Agus Rahardjo; minister for home affairs Tjahjo Kumolo; minister for education and culture Muhadjir Effendy; and minister for religious affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin.
The event was part of the national coordination meeting (Rakornas) about anticorruption education, which was considered as an important preventive measure.
Various corruption prevention efforts have been done within the ministry of research, technology and higher education working system. Nasir said his ministry always asked for assistance on state finance management.
“We have established the system. Every state university, for instance, is required to integrate evaluation and monitoring in its report,” said Nasir.
Nasir said the presence of anticorruption study centres in universities was not enough. Anticorruption education will become part of general and basic modules.
KPK’s Rahardjo said anticorruption education was not only related to students but also to teachers, lecturers and other employees. In this context, he said all parts of higher education system must support corruption prevention efforts.
“Hopefully, a genuine mental revolution will happen after we launch the roadmap,” said Rahardjo.
Until this year, the research ministry has provided thousands of lecturers with anticorruption training programs.
Other efforts have been done through the use of information technology. It allows various bureaucratic steps – such as research permit and proposal to open new study program — to be taken online.