All state kindergartens and elementary schools in Surakarta, Central Java are going to implement a school zoning enrollment system aimed at reducing favoritism.
The head of the Surakarta Education Agency, Etty Retnowati, said on Tuesday that the achievement-based enrollment system would no longer be used. “No matter how bad the students’ achievements are, they would be accepted if their homes are close to the school,” she said.
Previously, state schools applied an enrollment system that gave priority to students’ national exam results, which created a tendency among parents to choose popular schools.
Launched in 2016, the school zoning enrollment system is an effort by the Education Ministry to make state schools prioritize students who…