Jakarta to Start Trial Runs for Face-to-Face Classes in Schools

April 6, 2021, 05.51 AM
A masked student in his classroom DOK. PIXABAYA masked student in his classroom

Conveying reservations

The Indonesian Commission for the Protection of Children [KPAI] supports the Jakarta provincial administration’s decision to start face-to-face learning. However, the commission still conveyed their reservations.

“According to KPAI’s findings, many schools in Jakarta do not have temporary isolation rooms to isolate [students or faculty and staff] who has temperatures of 37.3 Celsius and up,” said KPAI Commissioner Retno Listyarti.

“They also have no changing rooms for where students and staff that take public tr(ansportation can change their clothes, or have infrastructures in place for social distancing. Most of all, the schools generally do not have health protocols or SOPs for new normal adaptation.”

Also read: Indonesia Still Reviews Face-to-Face Learning

While the KPAI noted that starting face-to-face learning as a step in the right direction, the commission still questioned the authorities’ methods.

“Setting procedures in place now ensures that they will work once schools reopen next July. However, one cannot simultaneously prepare for face-to-face learning and carry it out. ”

Indonesian Minister of Education Nadiem Makarim signed a Joint Ministerial Decree [SKB], along with Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, and Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, authorized face-to face learning by July 2021.

(Writers: Ihsanuddin, Rosiana Haryanti | Editor : Irfan Maullana, Egidius Patnistik)






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