KBRN, Nunukan: Vocational High School State 1 of Sebatik Barat, Nunukan Regency, Province of North Kalimantan, is an option for children of Indonesian Migrant Workers (TKI) who work in Malaysia to continue their education. The headmaster of Vocational High School State 1 of Sebatik Barat, Sujud, said that currently there are 40 children of Indonesian Migrant Workers (TKI) who are studying at Vocational High School State 1 of Sebatik Barat.
“The ten students received scholarships and the others were financed by their parents, but for our dormitory, it was free, except for food and other necessities they prepared,” said Sujud. Tuesday (16/08/2022).
The children of Indonesian Migrant Workers (TKI) chose plantation majors so that, after graduation, they could work in Malaysia.
“If they graduate from Vocational High School, their position is at least a foreman, so they are enthusiastic to continue their education,” he added.
Meanwhile, students who get scholarships from the government continue their education in college. Sujud assessed the enthusiasm of Indonesian Migrant Workers (TKI)children to receive a high education so that when they entered high school, they had to return to Indonesia.
"In Malaysia, it's only up to junior high school, no high school near the complex where their parents work, so they have to go home", he concluded. (Shela Ramadhani Putri)