Quality of graduates is not merely become the responsibility of teachers. Our previous study on state senior high school graduates pointed out teachers’ competence, lack of students’ attendance and of motivation and enthusiasm for learning, lack of parental support, and inadequate school facilities and infrastructure as four factors responsible to the low quality of graduates in Merauke Regency, Papua, Indonesia.
The research aimed to design alternative strategies to address the low quality of state senior high school graduates in Merauke Regency, Papua, Indonesia. Profound interviewed with stakeholders and education experts was the tool of collecting data (opinions) needed for further disscussion in focused discussion group (FDG).
The result revealed four alternative strategies as follow: (a) socialization on the importance of education to those parents living in the rural and remote area of Merauke Regency; (b) teachers’ in-service training and education; (c) developing local government’s boarding-school system; and (d) ensuring an active participation of local goverment and stakeholders in providing school facilities and infrastructures.