“2,736 schools were damaged,” said Head of BNPB Data Center, Information and Public Relations Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in his statement on Sunday, October 7.
Sutopo said there were also seven units of health facilities that were severely damaged. “Anutapura Hospital and Talise, Bulili, Mamboro, Lere, Nosara, and Singgani health centers,” he said.
The earthquake and tsunami that occurred on Friday last week made Palu, Donggala and the surrounding areas severely damaged. The number of victims until Sunday reached 1,900 people.
Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy said he would immediately collect the data of students, teachers, infrastructures and education facilities affected by the earthquake.
The Ministry will build emergency schools in order to accelerate the normalization of the learning process.
"Along with the data collection, we are trying to have an emergency class soon, it can be in the form of tents owned by the Ministry of Education and Culture with the UNICEF standards. If it is limited, we will make an emergency school that can accommodate students and the model already exists,” Muhadjir said.