Training for Head of Science Laboratory Candidates in Jayapura

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On April 25-29 2017, SEAMEO QITEP in Science (SEAQIS) in cooperation with the Education Office of Jayapura City and the Science Teachers Forum for Junior High Schools of Jayapura City held an In-Country Training for Head of Science Laboratory Candidates (the first In Service) in Jayapura, Papua Province. The Head of Education Office of Jayapura City officially opened the activity, accompanied by the Head of Education Supervisor of Jayapura City, after the remarks from the Director of SEAQIS, Prof Triyanta. The trainees were 50 science teachers of junior high schools from Jayapura City, Jayapura Regency, and Timika Regency. Mr Arief Sidharta, Ms Eka Danti Agustiani, and Ms Lintang Prastika represented SEAQIS to be the instructors for the training. IIN addition, the training was covered by the Papua Province television and local newspapers.

Laboratory as a place to carry out experiment in school is very important to enhance the quality of science learning. To optimise its utilisation, it is compulsory for a school to appoint a head of science laboratory whose responsibility is to design and manage the science laboratory. One of the requirements for the teacher to be appointed as the Head of Science Laboratory is to complete and pass the three stages of Head of Laboratory Candidates Training (the first In Service, On the Job Learning and the second In Service).

Written by: Eka Danti Agustiani

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