National Library Committed to Carry Out Synergy to Realise Superior Human Resources
Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - National Library (Perpusnas) has contributed to economic recovery during Covid-19 pandemic. In realising it, National Library does not work alone but synergises with related ministries and institutions and even government in the regions. This is in line with the main focus of reforming human resources as stated in National Development Priorities.
This was emphasised by Director of National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando in Radio Talk with the theme "Transforming Library Services for Economic Recovery in Covid-19 Era", Monday (14/12).
To improve the quality of human resources, continued Syarif, National Library does not work alone but by creating synergy with various parties. One of them is with college alumni, with different educational backgrounds, helping to educate people in the field. "With their digital generation capabilities, they are very quick to adapt to various platforms that are shared through social media or existing facilities at National Library, so this connectivity is very important," he said.
Syarif added, developing the quality of human resources to create Superior Human, we can motivate and convince ourselves that Indonesia is a country that is very rich in natural resources, but there are always limitations to making these raw materials into finished goods that have high selling value.
"This is an important note, not only from National Library but all ministries, institutions and local governments. Synergy with various parties is needed,” he continued.
He further explained that the state's goal based on Constitution 1945 is to educate the nation's children and promote general welfare to create a just, affluent, and prosperous society. "Whoever we are, we have the same task and goal, it's just that it is important to emphasise how to focus on the outcome and impact."
Meanwhile, Director of Religion, Education, and Culture of Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, Amich Alhumami, said that literacy programme is an inherent part of National Development Priorities, namely to increase human resources. One of the supports from Bappenas is through Special Allocation Fund (DAK) to strengthen this literacy programme.
Amich said, literacy skills that are not grown early on in basic education and even entering high school to college have the risks that impact on life. The first risk is in the field of education.
"How can we educate children whose literacy skills are lagging behind, the efforts are then multiplied. Repeating education means inefficiency in terms of financing,” he explained.
In addition, in relation with productivity, someone who does not have literacy skill is likely not to get a decent job, and even if they do, they belong to the low-skilled group of workers, then the impact will affect the level of welfare.
"The last is about health. When someone does not have literacy skill, for example, they do not understand what sanitation is, healthy living, then the risk of transmitting all kinds of diseases is wide open, and of course there will be a risk of health costs that must be incurred," he concluded.