Baswedan in the field of education is to make education an investment. The idea presented by Anies is based on data and facts on the ground. #aminkanindonesia
JAKARTA | KBA – Educational expert and Executive Director of the Center for Education Regulations and Development Analysis (CERDAS), Indra Charismiadji, considers the idea of presidential candidate number 1, Anies Baswedan, to exempt land and building tax (PBB) for private schools and universities as a strategic step to make education equitable throughout Indonesia.
“It is a strategic step, it’s part of how education can be equitable for all,” said Indra when contacted by KBA News, Sunday, November 26, 2023.
According to him, this policy is appropriate so that the budget spent by private schools and universities can be used to develop intelligent human beings.
Indra shared that many private schools have complained about the high costs of paying land and building tax, one of which is in Semarang, Central Java. The school is located in a strategic area and therefore has to pay PBB of Rp 2 billion.
“The PBB charged is Rp 2 billion. They are confused about how to pay because it’s not a rich school, but because it’s located in an expensive area. What used to be a suburban area has turned into an elite area, so it’s expensive. How are they supposed to pay if it’s not an expensive school?” he explained.
He conveyed Anies Baswedan’s commitment in the field of education, namely to make education an investment. Indra said that the ideas presented by Anies are all based on data and facts on the ground.
“When Mr. Anies speaks, it’s not without basis; everything is based on data. That’s the difference between Mr. Anies and other presidential candidates because he knows exactly, all using accurate data,” said Indra.
Previously reported, Presidential Candidate Anies Baswedan mentioned that Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) have been actively involved in education even before the nation existed. Therefore, the state must be present to provide support and ease for schools and campuses established by Muhammadiyah and NU.
“In the future, private schools and private universities should be exempt from land and building tax on their land. Zero,” asserted Anies Baswedan, accompanied by vice-presidential candidate Muhaimin Iskandar at the Edutorium of Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta (UMS), Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
According to Anies Baswedan, without the role of private campuses and private schools, the country would not be able to provide educational facilities for Indonesian children.
“The way for the state to pay (the role of the private sector) is that the land and building tax for schools, campuses, including hospitals with a social nature, should be zero,” he said again, greeted by applause from tens of thousands of Muhammadiyah residents. (kba)