Muslim’s Education and its Challenges in Indonesia
Indonesia is a country with the largest muslim population in the world. It is saidthat 88% Indonesian people is muslim. But we know that today is still so many people can not reach the ideal education. Less of infrastructure, teacher and accessinformation is the big problems that caused lag of education quality. And then, thegap about the education in town and in the village is very obvious. So that is thechallenges facing by Indonesian muslim people today.Education should be a right of every citizen, it is mandated by the constitution.“Each citizen has the right of education”, 1945 Constitution article 31 paragraph1. So this is the state's responsibility to meet the educational needs of each person.Talking about the challenges of education for Muslims, there are some important points we need to know :
Secularisation of education
. The main thing that challenge by a Muslimin Indonesia to achieve education is the secularisation of education or asusual we understand be a separation between wordly life and religious life.Yet this is not true at all, religion should not be separated from worldlylife, because religion is a basic rule of life in the world to survive until theafterlife. Then we can see the pesantren there, very far from thegovernment's attention, as if only public schools are a priority allocation of education budget.
The high cost of education.
Starting from year to year our education costmore and more expensive, as if people who do not have enough money donot deserve a quality education. Yes, the reality in Indonesia today, onlyrich people who can compete to achieve higher education while the poor folk who only became marginalized and ignored.
The low quality of education
. Quality of public education in Indonesia isstill below the international competitive quality standards. Again and again