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Jokowi distributes 3,317 Indonesia Smart Cards in Banyumas

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Jokowi distributes 3,317 Indonesia Smart Cards in BanyumasJokowi distributes 3,317 Indonesia Smart Cards in Banyumas

News24xx.com -  President Joko Widodo started the second day of his Central Java working visit on Friday by distributing 3,317 Indonesia Smart Cards (KIP) to students in Banyumas regency.

Jokowi reminded students to only use funds from the card for school purposes, such as buying books, bags and shoes.

"The card will be withdrawn if it is used to buy things not related to school activities," he warned them.

Each elementary student receives IDR 450 thousand (USD 33.8) per year through the program, while IDR 750 thousand is allocated for junior high school students and Rp 1 million for senior high school students.

Distributing KIPs has been a mandatory part of Jokowi's work trip in a move to step up efforts in achieving the government’s target of distributing cards to 17.9 million students across the country.

According to data from the Culture and Education Ministry, some 17 million students have received their KIPs as of late 2016. The remaining 900,000 KIPs will be distributed this year.

On the first day of his three-day Central Java visit, Jokowi distributed more than 3,842 KIPs in Cilacap regency, before proceeding to Banyumas, where he distributed land certificates as part of his ambitious agrarian reform program to issue land certificates for 126 million hectares of land across the country.

On Thursday, Jokowi also gave out some 2,500 land certificates to people of various occupations in Cilacap.

Jokowi will head to Banjarnegara on Friday afternoon, before stopping in Wonosobo regency, where he will spend the night.

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