Ombudsman Asks Jakarta Govts to Prep Study on School Reopening

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  • Students are seen sitting in a classroom at SMP Negeri 2 Bekasi, Bekasi City, West Java, Monday, March 22, 2021. The Bekasi City Government has allowed a number of schools in the Green Zone to reopen by following protocol guidelines by limiting the number of students to 50 percent provided that you get permission from parents to be able to attend school. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W.

    Students are seen sitting in a classroom at SMP Negeri 2 Bekasi, Bekasi City, West Java, Monday, March 22, 2021. The Bekasi City Government has allowed a number of schools in the Green Zone to reopen by following protocol guidelines by limiting the number of students to 50 percent provided that you get permission from parents to be able to attend school. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W.

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Jakarta Ombudsman asked the Jakarta Provincial Government and regional governments of Bogor, Depok, and Bekasi to thoughtfully consider and prepare a study on the school reopening.

    Teguh P Nugroho, Head of the Jakarta Ombudsman, said such a study is necessary as a basis for regional heads to create policies. “It should be a macro study instead of about the technical issues of school readiness in preparing facilities and infrastructure for face-to-face learning,” he explained.

    Teguh argued that such studies should include the virus transmission rate and impact of Covid-19 in the region, the virus transmission area, and the capacity of health facilities and infrastructure.

    It should also be about the projection of regional readiness if there is a surge in cases due to the implementation of face-to-face learning, budget, assessment, supervisory function, and the mechanism to public complaints.

    The Covid-19 handling task force will then recommend how many pilot schools are allowed to reopen to be monitored by regional governments.

    Teguh said that the authority to assess the process of school reopening is in the hands of the regional governments along with the Education and Culture Minister, Religious Affairs Minister, Health Minister, and Home Affairs Minister.

    Read: Covid-19 Task Force: School Reopening Will Depend on Risk Zone Map

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