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Study Hard and Don't Forget to Pray, Jokowi Tells Students
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo speaks to students in Wonosobo, Central Java, on Saturday. (JP/Haeril Halim)
June 18th, 2017 | 08:26 AM | 1540 views
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo told students in Wonosobo and Temanggung regencies, Central Java, on Saturday to study hard, pray and respect differences as part of his campaign to reintroduce Pancasila values.
Jokowi was in Wonosobo and Temanggung to distribute around 2,000 Indonesia Smart Cards (KIP) to students as part of his three-day working visit in the province that started on Thursday.
Each elementary student receives Rp 450,000 (US$33.8) per year through the program, while a junior high school student gets Rp 750,000 and a senior high school student Rp 1 million.
Distributing KIPs has been a part of Jokowi's work trip in a move to step up efforts to achieve the government’s target of distributing cards to 17.9 million students across the country.
As part of the Pancasila campaign, Jokowi gave quizzes and awarded bicycles to students who could recite the five principles of Pancasila.
The Presidents said he hoped that KIPs could encourage students to study hard so that in the future they could face global competition in various sectors.
"Students, you have you study diligently and don't forget to pray," Jokowi said
He went on: "Students, this country is very big as it has 34 provinces, 516 regencies and cities, 17,000 islands. We are very diverse."
From Temanggung, Jokowi will fly to Semarang where the presidential aircraft awaits to take him back to Jakarta after breaking-the-fast in the city. (ary)
courtesy of THE JAKARTA POST
by Haeril Halim
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