A total of 43,121 students have registered for the 5th batch of the Teaching Campus program which will start in early 2023 and are ready to devote themselves to the advancement of education in Indonesia. This number of registrants is the highest record achieved during the implementation of the Teaching Campus program since it was launched in 2020 by the Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Mendikbudristek), Nadiem Anwar Makarim. Up to the fourth batch of the Teaching Campus, there are more than 70,000 students who have contributed to increasing student literacy and numeracy in more than 15,000 schools throughout Indonesia.
This high interest is also inseparable from the successful implementation of the Teaching Campus program in previous batches. It is noted that the Teaching Campus has succeeded in assigning students since 2020 through the implementation of programs in pioneer batches, batches 1 and 2 in 2021, to batches 3 and 4 in 2022. This success is measured through the results of a survey of the impact felt by students while serving on campus Teaching, one of which is in the implementation of the third generation.
Sri Gunani Partiwi, Acting (Plt.) Director of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) said that based on the impact evaluation carried out in the third batch, out of 12,000 more student participants who filled out the satisfaction survey, there were 84 % of students who stated that participation in the Teaching Campus was able to hone analytical thinking skills, especially in the aspect of decision making.
“There was an increase in the leadership aspect, where 87% of the participants felt an increase in their capacity while participating in the Teaching Campus program. The communication and collaboration aspect also experienced an increase, where 90% of the 3rd batch of Campus Teaching students felt an increase in their ability to collaborate, communicate, and work together as a team,” Sri explained at the Campus Teaching program socialization activity batch 5 (28/10/2022).
These results are reinforced by satisfaction survey data on the implementation of the Teaching Campus program in 2021. Of the 30,000 participants who joined that year, 94.3% of them stated that the Teaching Campus program should be recommended to others.
In addition to the good notes and impacts felt by students, simultaneously the impact of the implementation of the Teaching Campus was also felt by the target schools with an increase in students’ literacy and numeracy abilities. This was also agreed upon by the Minister of Education and Culture when delivering an explanation of the achievements of the Independent Campus Learning (MBKM) programs at the implementation of the Merdeka Campus Festival in Bali (14/11/2022).
“Through the implementation of the Class Minimum Competency Assessment (AKM), it is known that learning for 3 months through the Teaching Campus program batch 3 is equivalent to learning for 3.6 months for literacy in elementary school and 4.2 months for literacy in junior high school. Meanwhile, in the aspect of improving numeracy skills, 3 months of Teaching Campus assignment is equivalent to 14.8 months of learning in elementary school and 10.8 months of learning in junior high school,” said Nadiem.