Oya: My Educational Background Does Not Follow Regulations

"The reason is that a teacher must have at least a diploma or a bachelor's degree in education. Meanwhile, I only graduated from high school,” said Oya, Monday (11/15/2021).

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Oya receives financial assistance from Global Zakat-ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BOGOR – Oya is an honorary teacher at a school in Nambo Village, Klapanunggal District, Bogor Regency. He must be ready to be dismissed at any time because his educational background does not follow the rules. He has served in education for 14 years.

Early in his career, Oya served as a staff at the school. In 2014, the previous principal trusted Oya to become a librarian. In 2017, the school had a shortage of teachers, and the principal assigned Oya to teach.

“When the principal changed, I was asked not to teach. The reason is that a teacher must have at least a diploma or a bachelor's degree in education. Meanwhile, I only graduated from high school,” said Oya, Monday (11/15/2021.

In addition to teaching, Oya is responsible for managing the school facilities. He also gets a salary of IDR 800 thousand per month. He also hopes to take teacher education so that he can support his career as a teacher. 

Other than that, he also hopes that his children can pursue higher education to become successful people.

As a form of support, Global Zakat-ACT provided financial assistance for Oya on Monday.[]