REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – Minister of Public Housing, Djan Faridz,plans to build low cost dormitory for students of islamic boarding schools, or pesantren, in various regions.
“Islamic boardings school has grown since the colonial era. Today we have 27 thousand Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia. However, their dormitories are improper ,” Faridz said on Monday.
Minister said that generally I found 20 students live in 3×4 meter squares room.
In 2012 the budget allocated for low cost dormitory was only enough for eight Islamic boarding schools. The number then increases to 300 boarding schools in 2014, as the budget increases from 900 billion IDR in 2011 to 4.6 trillion IDR in 2014.