The Papua Provincial Government plans to collaborate with the private sector such as multinational companies operating in Papua Province in addition to State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) and Regional-Owned Enterprises (BUMD) to work together to provide scholarships to students and students.
Head of the Papua Provincial Special Autonomy Bureau (Otsus), Aryoko Rumaropen in a press release received by ANTARA, in Jayapura on Sunday, said the cooperation was in order to support educational programs for native Papuan students and students at home and abroad.
“And to support this, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe ordered the Otsus Bureau to prepare data for students who study at home and abroad,” he said.
According to Aryoko, the instruction of the Papua Governor to the Special Autonomy Bureau aims to support the development of indigenous Papuan human resources, where he now has a database of native Papuan students and students and in the near future it will be reported to regional heads.
“The move of the Governor of Papua in building cooperation with domestic and foreign governments and multinational companies is a concrete effort for the provincial government to look for other funding sources to help students also native students of Papua who are studying domestically and abroad,” he said.
He explained that the Papua Governor’s steps also anticipate funding for scholarships for Papuan children in the future, bearing in mind that the deadline for the distribution of Special Autonomy funds for Papua will end in 2021.
“Renewal of data on Papuan students and students is also intended to facilitate monitoring and evaluation of education development. students and students,” he said.
Previously, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe held a meeting with Papuan students and students in Oregon, Port Island and Detroit, United States.
He asked the children of Papua received scholarship support from the Papua Provincial Government to complete the study on time, because if the time of study of students abroad was delayed from the specified time limit, it would result in funding scholarships.