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Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia)

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemdikbud; Indonesian: Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan) is a government ministry which organises early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education and community education affairs and the management of culture within the Indonesian government. The ministry formerly organised higher education affairs until the presidency of Joko Widodo, when higher education affairs were transferred to the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.

Republic of Indonesia
Ministry of Education and Culture
Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan
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Ministry overview
Formed19 August 1945 (1945-08-19)
JurisdictionGovernment of Indonesia
HeadquartersJalan Jenderal Sudirman
Jakarta Pusat 10270
Jakarta, Indonesia
Minister responsible
  • Muhadjir Effendy, Minister for Education and Culture

The ministry was first named the Ministry of Teaching (Indonesian: Kementerian Pengajaran), and the first person who held the position of minister was Ki Hadjar Dewantara.

Since July 2016, Muhadjir Effendy has served as the Minister of Education and Culture, succeeding Anies Baswedan.[1]


The ministry organisations consists of:

  1. Secretary General
  2. Directorate General of Teachers and Education Personnel
  3. Directorate General of Early Childhood Education and Community Education
  4. Directorate General of Primary and Secondary Education
  5. Directorate General of Culture
  6. Inspectorate General
  7. Agency of Language Development and Construction
  8. Agency of Research and Development
  9. Special Advisor to the Minister on Innovation and Competitiveness
  10. Special Advisor to the Minister on Central and Regional Relations
  11. Special Advisor to the Minister on Character Development
  12. Special Advisor to the Minister on Education and Culture Regulations

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ayomi Amindoni (27 July 2016), "Jokowi's new Cabinet announced", The Jakarta Post, retrieved 5 August 2016