KOMPAS.com – Video showing Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Mendikbud Ristek) Nadiem Makarim mentioning a “shadow organization” viral on social media, Twitter.
The video was uploaded by the account this on Thursday (22/9/2022).
“In the Ministry of Education there is a shadow organization that seems to determine everything. What is that organization?” write uploader.
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In the 45-second video, Nadiem is seen attending a meeting and expressing his opinion.
The snippet said that he had a team consisting of a group of people.
“Right now we have 400 product managers, software engineers and scientists that have created of shadow organization attach to our ministry,” said Nadiem.
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Furthermore, Nadiem said that the team was not a vendor for the Ministry, but had an equal position with the Director General.
Nadiem’s statement raised questions from a number of netizens. They questioned about the “shadow organization”.
A number of netizens interpreted and questioned the term “shadow organization”, especially after complaints were uploaded about the death of the bureaucracy due to this team on social media.
As of Sunday (9/25/2022), the video has been watched by 839,000 account users, liked by 8,954 twitter users, and commented on by more than 800 netizens.
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So what is a team called a “shadow organization”?
Ministry of Education and Culture’s explanation
Acting Director General (Dirjen) of Higher Education, Research, and Technology Kemendikbud-Ristek Prof Nizam said, shadow organization what Nadiem calls a team Information and Technology (IT).
“That’s the IT team under the data and information center (pusdatin) under the Secretary General,” he explained when confirmed Kompas.com, Sunday (25/9/2022).
Meanwhile, Head of the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Research and Technology Center for Data and Information, Hasan Chabibie, explained that this technology team consists of experts in charge of developing various platforms.
“The technology team mentioned by Mas Minister are experts in technology, data and applications who are involved in designing and developing various technology platforms for the education sector,” he said separately, Sunday (25/9/2022).
They, Hasan added, collaborated intensively with the Center for Data and Information Technology (Pusdatin) of the Ministry of Education and Culture and related technical units.
The IT team comes from GovTech Edu which is under PT Telkom Indonesia.
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The collaboration between the team and the ranks of the Ministry of Education and Culture occurred in conducting research, maturation of concepts, development of technological products and optimizing the use of these digital services.
The digital transformation carried out collaboratively has an impact that can be felt directly by various parties, such as more than 1.6 million teachers who have used the Merdeka Mengajar Platform.
Then, the formation of more than 3,500 teacher learning communities and the collection of more than 55 thousand self-study content.
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In fact, the impact of this collaboration resulted in more than 92 thousand learning content uploaded by teachers to inspire their peers.
Also, it has facilitated the self-development of more than 724 thousand students through the Merdeka Campus program and the joining of more than 2,700 industrial partners into the Merdeka Campus.
Furthermore, the joining of more than 43 thousand practitioners into the Practitioner Teaching program is also the result of this collaborative initiation.
“In addition, more than 51 trillion potential budgets for the education function for the 2022 fiscal year are managed in a more transparent and accountable manner with the support of the ARKAS, SIPLah, and TanyaBOS platforms,” said Hasan.
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