Regional House of Representatives Member Wants On-Site Learning Halted



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A member of the Jakarta Regional House of Representatives Israyani, asserted that the Jakarta government must consider stopping on-site learning completely following recent cases of Covid-19 infection found on students and teachers.

    "It needs to be considered is it necessary to suspend on-site learning completely and replace it with blended learning or back to remote learning, until conditions are conducive," Israyani said in a written statement on Friday, January 14, 2022.

    Israyani reminded the Jakarta Health Agency and Education Agency to exercise continuous supervision on the on-site learning activities. She said that there has to be cooperation between schools, parents, and Jakarta government.

    "[Supervision] is needed to avoid further infection and so that active cases don't continue to grow," Israyani said.

    Israyani further encouraged the public to continue to exercise Covid-19 health protocols.

    Previously, on-site learning activities at school has resumed on January 3, 2021, with 100 percent capacity. However, the duration for each subject is limited to 35 minutes with a maximum of six subjects per day.

    Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said that as of January 13, 2022, 10 schools have been shut down following discoveries of Covid-19 cases in schools across East, South, and Central Jakarta.