Pandemic conditions, risk zones considered in face-to-face learning

Pandemic conditions, risk zones considered in face-to-face learning

School officer measures the temperature of students for face-to-face learning (PTM) at an elementary school in Kediri City of East Java. ANTARA Jatim/ HO-Kominfo Kota Kediri

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Face-to-face learning planned for the 2021-2022 academic year will prioritize student safety and prevention of COVID-19 transmission within the educational unit, COVID-19 Handling Task Force spokesperson, Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, stated.

"Face-to-face learning for the new academic year in July will take into account the pandemic conditions, risk zone in each region, as well as the vaccination program for educators," Adisasmito noted in his written statement here on Wednesday.

The government and regional task forces will ensure that all conditions under consideration were met. Hence, safety and efforts to prevent the risk of transmission in educational units will be successful when face-to-face learning is conducted.

The government had earlier allowed to resume face-to-face learning through a Joint Decree (SKB) signed by the education and culture minister, home affairs minister, health minister, and religion minister.

In the decree, face-to-face learning can be conducted in the new academic year of 2021-2022.

The decree also regulates several considerations, including preparedness of the education unit to conduct face-to-face learning in accordance with the requirements, access to learning resources that facilitate the learning process at homes, and also the psychosocial condition of the students.

Face-to-face learning must be conducted by implementing stringent health protocols and by bringing about a shift in the system.

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