Jakarta, October 1, 2021 – The “Learn from Home” policy which was implemented some time ago. In some schools, today it does not seem to be a barrier for students to make brilliant achievements. PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) together with PesonaEdu which held the National Literacy & Numeracy Competition some time ago also proved this. The competition has produced outstanding students who have proven that education is the most important thing even in the midst of a pandemic.
The competition ended some time ago and the winners were announced at a ceremony attended by BCA CSR EVP Inge Setiawati, Director of PesonaEdu Ira Anindita and Coordinator of the Question Maker Team, Dr. Sardianto M. Siahaan last Friday (01/10) virtually. This ceremony was also attended by the winners and other finalists who had participated in the competition.
“We are proud to see the achievements of the students from a lot of schools who are excited to take part in this competition, so there were 7,343 registrants when the competition was held. This proves that the pandemic is not a barrier to making achievements and prioritizing education. BCA as a close part of the community also gives appreciations to these outstanding students as an effort to spur their enthusiasm for learning," said Inge.
This Numerical Literacy Competition is fully held online based on a Computer Based Test (CBT) using the PesonaEdu A-Class platform. The questions tested in this competition are literacy and numeracy skills, which are not limited to certain subjects. The types of questions refer to the AKM (Minimum Competency Assessment) standard which is HOTS (High Order Thinking Skill), with varied types of questions including Complex Multiple Choices, Multiple Choices, Matching Answers, Video and Audio Responses, Essay Questions, and Virtual Practicum.
“This competition has succeeded in gathering 7,343 representatives from 20 provinces in Indonesia. 369 students have been selected to enter the final until eventually only 24 who go to the next round. This also shows the students’ enthusiasm in joining activities that support their educational progress,” said Ira.
BCA as one of the organizers also gave appreciations in the form of savings with a total of 114 millions to 24 winners from 6 competition categories. Inge added that this savings prize is not only a form of appreciation but also a provision for the winners’ journey to improve their skills in various fields.
BCA, whose a fostered school as a corporate social responsibility program, is also proud, because one of the students from the school won the first place in the 5th Grade Elementary School category. This proves that the fostered schools are also able to compete with other superior schools in Indonesia.
"We hope that a similar competition can be held again for a wider range of participants in order to encourage students to learn, although some are still done virtually. Hopefully this competition can also inspire other students who have not had the opportunity to take part in a similar competition. The winners are also expected to use the prizes which they get in the best possible way," concluded Inge.
BCA and PesonaEdu Give Appreciations to the Winners of the National Literacy & Numeracy Competition – The ceremony was attended by BCA CSR EVP Inge Setiawati (top-right), Director of PesonaEdu Ira Anindita (top-left) and Coordinator of the Question Making Team, Dr. Sardianto M. Siahaan (top-middle) last Friday (01/10) virtually. The ceremony was also attended by the winners and other finalists who have participated in the competition. BCA as one of the organizers also gave appreciations in the form of savings with a total of 114 millions for 6 winners from 4 competition categories.
About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 30 June 2021)
BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of June 2021, BCA has the privilege of serving more than 26 million customer accounts, processing around 41 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,013 branches; 17,721 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With more than 25,000 employees, BCA's vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.
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PesonaEdu is one of the pioneers in developing technology for education in Indonesia for more than 30 years. Through premium quality interactive content, PesonaEdu has received various international recognitions and awards, one of which is from the Singapore Ministry of Education where interactive content is now being used by teachers and students in Singapore through the Singapore Student Learning Space program. In Indonesia, PesonaEdu collaborates with various well-known book publishers to publish PesonaEdu Interactive Books, which are digital books with interactive animation and simulation features. The latest innovation launched in 2020 is PesonaEdu A-Class, a Learning Content Management System platform.
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