JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Jakarta provincial administration is set to start trial runs for face-to-face learning in schools throughout the capital this week, three months before the government starts the step at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year next July.
Jakarta Education Service head Nahdiana announced that the trial run for face-to-face learning will last from April 7 to 29, 2021.
Adjusting to post Covid-19 circumstances
“The classes will be held once a week, lasting two hours between fourth grade to 12th grade. The school building will then be closed for sterilization,” she said on Monday.
“The capacity of classes will up to 50 percent of their capacity. Social distancing between students will be practiced with distances of 1.5 meter between pupils. ”
Education Department for Central Jakarta official Uripasih reiterated Nahdiana. He noted that the classes are designed to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 in the classroom, and provided a glimpse of how the policy will be carried out.
“[The classes] will be held in two sessions from 7 am to 9 am, and 10 am to 12 noon,” Uripasih said. “There will be no breaks, so [the students] will head home after class.”
Urip added that each grade will go to school according to a designated day and hour. “Each class only gets two hours a week on different days. For instance, fourth grade will be in on Wednesday, fifth grade will be in on Thursdays, while sixth grade is in on Fridays,” he noted.
“The classes at the face-to-face classes are common subjects like Math, Indonesian and Natural Sciences, while other courses will continue to be taught online.”