Pancasila in the National Education
Tempo readers write a view on national education and complain to the Ciomas River View developer in Bogor, West Java.
IN 2021, the educational world faces the toughest ordeal with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic. This pandemic has become one of the constraints on the effort to promote Indonesia’s education. The emergence of online learning method constitutes a form of educational progress in the field of technology. Therefore, the practice of social distancing is expected to arouse the youth’s spirit to carry on their innovations and creations for the sake of Indonesia’s educational advancement in technology and informatics as well as other sciences.
Youth play a major role in promoting Indonesia’s education. Young people who are pioneers should be able to make a great and concrete contribution to the enhancement of educational quality in Indonesia. Besides, they should become the avant-garde in finding breakthroughs in the government’s educational policies.
For example, the policy at the Government Regulation No. 57/2021 on national educational standards, which has omitted the state ideology Pancasila as the mandatory material in the basic, intermediate and higher educational curricula. The policy is a dangerous action because it has the potential to bury Pancasila in the current endeavor to cultivate it through the channel of national education.
Ciomas River View Resident’s Complaint
FOR several months, the road around my house in Ciomas River View (CRV), Bogor Regency, West Java, has been frequently flooded at a height above the ankle. In 2019, inundation only occurred during heavy rain. Now there is flooding even when rainfall is low. The condition worsens when there are vehicles passing the road, because water will flow into the carport.
We have complained about the matter to Head of the Public Works Office of Bogor Regency, Subiantoro. In November 2020, public works office representatives visited our housing complex and checked a number of water channels. Based on their evaluation, the flood in the CRV was caused by the inadequate size of sewers in Blocks A, B and C so that they could not accommodate the rate of water flow while raining.
Besides, the sewers in Block B failed to meet standards of feasibility and easy maintenance because they were built under occupants’ yards. According to the public works office and our neighborhood unit chief, social and public facilities have not yet been transferred to the regional administration so that the improvement of facilities and infrastructure should be the responsibility of the housing complex developer.
We have several times complained about this case, in writing, to the developer’s representative. But we have noticed no good intention on their part to settle the problem, not even a single dialogue has been held with the residents. We are afraid the flooding in our housing complex will be aggravated as developer Hirotoland is building Ciomas River View 2 which is located higher than our residential area. The water resorption area will automatically be reduced and, therefore, better sewers are needed to prevent floods.
We urge Hirotoland to improve public facilities in the form of sewers so as to meet the standards. We also request that the Bogor regency administration audit the construction of CRV 1 housing complex, especially the building of social and public facilities like sewers, as well as other obligations that should be fulfilled by the developer.
Wayan Agus Purnomo
Bogor regency, West Java
CRV Developer’s Response
In response to Mr. Wayan Agus Purnomo, we herewith convey the following points.
- Flooding is momentary inundation resulting from rainwater. This happens when there is heavy rain so that the road is flooded. The ankle-high inundation recedes after the rain subsides.
- Responding to reports via WhatsApp to the developer’s representative, we promptly cleaned the channels (sewers) in the area around the inundation locations and other blocks to prevent sediments and deposits from hampering the water flow when it rains.
- The developer already transferred public infrastructure, facilities and utilities to the Settlement and Land Zone Housing Office of Bogor Regency on June 17, 2019 based on the transfer record No. 648/ 2745-PSU-DPKPP/2019.