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Education Ministry Accelerates AI Technology to Expand Higher Education Access

   Posted on 04.07.2024 by SEA-VET Creative, ANTARA
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“According to Haris, access to higher education is hampered by limited infrastructure that can be addressed through the development of digitalization.”


INDONESIA. ANTARA (3 July 2024) - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology is accelerating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to increase access to higher education.

"Currently, only around 40 percent of high school students have the opportunity to go to universities," the ministry's Director General of Higher Education, Professor, Abdul Haris, stated on the sidelines of an international conference on inclusive education for the digital era in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Tuesday.

According to Haris, access to higher education is hampered by limited infrastructure that can be addressed through the development of digitalization.

He stated that digital technology, including AI, is the solution to facing educational challenges in the country.

Haris highlighted that Indonesia has 4,356 higher education institutions, of which eight percent are state higher education institutions, while the majority, or 92 percent, are private higher education institutions.

It has almost 10 million students with Indonesia's geography marked by 17 thousand islands and a coastline spanning 5,245 kilometers.

"Those are hard to reach. Therefore, the solution to provide access to our education is through digital technology," he remarked.

Haris stated that his side has provided training to universities on the use of AI.

Moreover, he highlighted that the ministry has an AI center in the form of a high-capacity computing server facility that universities in Indonesia can utilize.

AI is a form of computing technology that helps make various aspects of life easier in the present and the future.

Apart from AI, several policies at the ministry are also related to digitalization in higher education, including implementing the Indonesian national work competency standards, strengthening information technology, conducting computerization and computer engineering study programs, forming a consortium of AI institutes, and carrying out collaboration with technology-based companies to develop AI.


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04.07.2024
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