Honorary teachers have been a hot issue in the media lately after the Government made the decision to stop providing and to remove honorary personnel in 2023, November 28, 2023, to be exact.
The abolition of honorary personnel as stated in the Letter of the Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Number B/185/M.SM.02. 03/2022 dated May 31, 2022. The regulation mentions the elimination of workers other than PNS and PPPK in government agencies.
There are three issues of honorary teachers in Indonesia, namely, status, welfare, and quality of teachers.
In many areas, honorary teachers do not have an educational decree. However, they can teach at school. If the teacher’s status is unclear, it can affect their welfare. The quality of honorary teachers is questionable. The recruitment system is also unclear. For example, English teachers cannot speak English.