Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia)

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Ministry of Education and Culture
Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan
Seal of Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia.png
Ministry overview
Formed19 August 1945 (1945-08-19)
Preceding Ministry
  • Department of Teaching (1945 - 1948)
    Department of Education and Culture (1948 - 1955)
    Department of Teaching, Education, and Culture (1955 - 1956)
    Department of Education and Culture (1956 - 1999)
    Department of National Education (1999 - 2009)
    Ministry of National Education (2009 - 2011)
    Ministry of Education and Culture (2011 - 2021)
Dissolved28 April 2021
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Indonesia
HeadquartersJalan Jenderal Sudirman
Jakarta Pusat 10270
Jakarta, Indonesia
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesian: Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, abbreviated as Kemendikbud) was 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 once transferred its duty organised higher education affairs at the first presidency of Joko Widodo's Working Cabinet (Joko Widodo), when higher education affairs were transferred to the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. Then in his second term, its duty transferred back to Ministry of Education and Culture when Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education has changed its name to Ministry of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency.

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.

On 9 April 2021, People's Representative Council approved that this ministry is merged with the Ministry of Research and Technology to form the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, while National Research and Innovation Agency separated to a new non-ministerial government agency.[1]

On 13 April 2021, Ali Mochtar Ngabalin, spokesperson and expert professional of Deputy IV (Information and Political Communication) Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, announced that the second reshuffle will take place on second week of April 2021.[2] However, due to many reasons, the second reshuffle finally announced at 28 April 2021. Unusual for reshuffle happened in Indonesia, this reshuffle was the first of its kind which not only reshuffled the ministers, but also disbanding ministry institutions during the mid-term. In this reshuffle, Nadiem Makarim appointed as the first holder of Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. In this reshuffle, as the consequence of the fusion, this ministry disbanded along with Ministry of Research and Technology.[3]


The ministry organisations consists of:

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ramadhan, Ardito; Rastika, Icha (9 April 2021). "DPR Setujui Pembentukan Kementerian Investasi serta Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  2. ^ detikcom, Tim. "Ngabalin: Insyaallah Reshuffle Kabinet Pekan Ini!". detiknews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ Rizqo, Kanavino Ahmad (28 April 2021). "Ada Reshuffle, Ini Daftar Pejabat yang Dilantik Jokowi Hari Ini". detiknews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 April 2021.