Betawi Culture to Be Included in Schools Curriculum

By webadmin on 01:30 pm May 31, 2012
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The Jakarta provincial government says it plans to include traditional culture in formal education in order to conserve and prevent the extinction of Betawi culture.

“We already have the Jakarta Art Institute for higher education. Next year, the Jakarta government plans to build a vocational school with cultural competence,” said Jakarta Deputy Governor of Culture and Tourism Sukesti Martono.

He made the comment while attending a celebration of Jakarta’s 485th anniversary in Betawi Setu Babakan Village, Jagakarsa, on Sunday. 

JG