Face-to-Face Schools in Jakarta Start August 30, 2021 Limited
rancakmedia.com - The Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta plans to open schools to carry out a limited face-to-face evaluation (PTM) on Monday 30 August. This method was taken following the reduction in the control of Covid-19 in Jakarta to Level 3 PPKM.
Public Relations of the DKI Jakarta Education Agency, Taga Radja Gah explained that limited face-to-face schools would be held at schools which initially had trials some time ago.
"For Jakarta's face-to-face schools, the plan is that the results of the meeting will start on August 30 to continue schools that had conducted PTM before the COVID-19 storm," said Taga when confirmed, Wednesday (25/8).
Taga said that around 610 schools that will conduct face-to-face schools in Jakarta are limited, starting from elementary to vocational schools.
"There were three batches (of trials), there were April 85 schools, June 138 schools, initially August had prepared 372 schools, there were 595 in total. Added another 15 madrasah schools which have been confirmed to have passed the assessment and training. So in total there are 610 schools," he said.
Limited Face-to-Face Learning Mechanism
According to Taga, the mechanism that will be applied is not much different from that which was originally applied last April-June.
As a description, face-to-face schools will run once a week for a certain grade level.
The duration of daily study time is limited to between 3-4 hours, as explained by the Head of the DKI Jakarta Education Agency, Nahdiana, last April.
In addition to limiting study time, the number of students participating in face-to-face learning is limited to 50 % of class capacity.
Student study desks must have a distance of 1.5 meters from each other.
Meanwhile, the learning material that will be provided is only essential material, Nahdiana added.
Taga explained that the system that would be applied for face-to-face learning was not much different from what several hundred schools had previously implemented.
"The pattern is still like yesterday, alternately, so Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Tuesday and Thursday spray disinfectant. Optimal ability 50 percent. Then the optimal duration of study time is until 12 o'clock," he said.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) extended the Implementation of Restricting Community Activities (PPKM) until August 30. In this implementation, the government lowered the level of assessment in the Jabodetabek, Greater Bandung, and Greater Surabaya areas to level 3, from level 4 previously.
For level 3 provisions, one of which is permitted is limited face-to-face evaluation. This is stated in the Ministry of Home Affairs Ministry of Home Affairs Number 35 of 2021 concerning the Implementation of Level 4, Level 3 and Level 2 Limitations on Community Activities in Java and Bali, which was signed by the Minister of Home Affairs M Tito Karnavian on 23 August 2021.
"For educational units that carry out limited face-to-face learning, it is carried out with optimal capabilities of 50 %," taken from Inmendagri.
The Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, Nadiem Makarim initially explained that face-to-face learning must be carried out immediately so that students will not be left with learning loss or learning.
Nadiem said that it is impossible to do distance learning until all students are vaccinated against Covid-19. According to him, completing the vaccination of all students will take up to 2.5 years.
"We can't catch up with that. We have no choice, we have to go to school in this virus situation. That is the reality," said Nadiem at a working meeting with Commission X DPR RI at the Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, Monday (23/8).
The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government plans to open schools to conduct a limited face-to-face evaluation (PTM) on Monday, August 30. This method was taken following the reduction in the handling of Covid-19 in Jakarta to PPKM Level 3. Learning material that will be provided is only essential material, said Taga Radja Gah.
Minister of Home Affairs Regulation Number 35 of 2021 concerning Implementation of Level 4, Level 3, and Level 2 Community Activity Restrictions on Covid-19 in Java and Bali.
Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Nadiem Makarim initially explained that face-to-face learning should be done as soon as possible so that some students do not miss learning.