"PTM will gradually begin and schools will reopen, I expect that all schools in Jakarta will perform face-to-face learning by January (next year)," Patria said at the Indonesian National Youth Committee vaccination center at the 6 Vocational School in Kebayoran Baru district, here on Friday.
Of course, it can be realized if all schools implement strict health protocols with discipline and responsibility, he added.
Furthermore, the deputy governor assured that face-to-face learning in the capital city will start in 610 schools next Monday.
"Insya Allah (God willing), PTM will begin next Monday, starting from 610 schools that have undergone trials," he informed.
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Earlier, Jakarta's Public Relations of Education Office head, Taga Radja Gah, said PTM will be executed using a blended online and offline system.
Gah said face-to-face learning will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, the schools will conduct disinfection to clean up the school environment, he added.
"The maximum capacity per class is 50 percent and the maximum studying duration is until 12 noon," he added.
Gah suggested that students who go to school get vaccinated against COVID-19 and obtain approval from their parents.
"So, if the students have been vaccinated, but their parents are doubtful (about the situation), it is okay to put safety first. On the contrary, parents cannot force unvaccinated students to attend PTM," he said.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has allowed schools to start face-to-face learning under the observance of strict health protocols amid level 3 public activity restrictions (PPKM) in Jakarta.
"In the extension of the level 3 PPKM this time, limited face-to-face learning and online learning can be re-implemented," he said earlier in the Governor Decree of Jakarta Province No. 1026 of 2021 concerning the Enactment of Level 3 PPKM, a copy of which was received here on Wednesday.
The provisions are based on the Joint Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture, Minister of Religious Affairs, Minister of Health, and Minister of Home Affairs, he informed.
The Jakarta governor's decree came into effect on August 24, 2021.
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