Indonesia has been commemorating 2 May as its National Education Day since 1908, and every time I would always think about the quality of education in our country.
Around 30 years ago, higher education fees were not so expensive. First class state universities/institutes like University of Indonesia (U.I) and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) only charged entrance fees of not more that a few millions of Rupiah, compared today which can be as high as 75-100 Million Rupiah or even more.
I am not sure whether the quality of education at that time was a lot much lower than it is today, but I know for sure that at that time we were able to sent lecturers, medical doctors and engineers to Malaysia and Middle East countries.
Whereas today we only sent lesser skilled labors to work as house maids, constructions and plantations workers abroad.
So, is the quality of our education today higher that before ?