Vaccination coverage among RA, madrasah teachers at 52%: ministry

Vaccination coverage among RA, madrasah teachers at 52%: ministry

Director general of Islamic education at the Religious Affairs Ministry, M Ali Ramdhani. (FOTO ANTARA/HO-Kemenag)

 Vaccination for RA and madrasah teachers is ongoing. As many as 395,592 teachers have been vaccinated, or 52 percent (of teachers). Meanwhile, another 372,130 teachers, or 48 percent, are awaiting their turn (to get vaccinated).
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vaccination coverage among teachers of Raudhatul Athfal, or RA (Islamic kindergartens under the Religious Affairs Ministry), and madrasahs (Islamic schools) has reached 52 percent of the target of 767,722 teachers, an official said.

“Vaccination for RA and madrasah teachers is ongoing. As many as 395,592 teachers have been vaccinated, or 52 percent (of teachers). Meanwhile, another 372,130 teachers, or 48 percent, are awaiting their turn (to get vaccinated),” director general of Islamic education at the ministry, M Ali Ramdhani, informed in a press release received here on Monday.

A total of 767,722 teachers comprising 100,967 RA teachers, 272,367 teachers of Madrasah Ibtidaiyah or MI (Islamic primary schools), 260,669 teachers of Madrasah Tsanawiyah, or MTs (Islamic junior high schools), and 133,719 teachers of Madrasah Aliyah or MA (Islamic senior high schools) are targeted under the vaccination program, he said.

Ramdhani urged teachers to participate in the vaccination program. The government has resumed restricted direct learning (PTM) at several educational institutions in areas where public activity restrictions (PPKM) are being enforced, he added.


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Vaccinations are mandatory for teachers in the restricted face-to-face learning setting, and all parties involved must adhere to the health protocols and remain disciplined in following the 5Ms, he stressed.

“This is a part of our efforts for stemming COVID-19 spread as well as keeping the madrasah community healthy,” he pointed out.

On the other hand, the ministry’s educational staff and teacher director general, M Zain, revealed that as many as 47,879 RA teachers have been vaccinated so far, with 16,857 teachers receiving the first dose and 31,022 teachers receiving the complete dose, while 53,088 teachers have not been vaccinated yet.

At MI level, as many as 148,023 teachers have been vaccinated, with 50,474 teachers receiving the first dose and 97,549 receiving the complete dose, while 124,344 teachers have not been vaccinated yet, he said.

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At MTs level, a total of 132,774 teachers have been vaccinated, with 45,449 teachers receiving the first dose and 87,325 teachers receiving the complete dose, he informed.

“The number of MT teachers who have not been vaccinated has reached 127,895 teachers,” he said.

Meanwhile, at MA level, as many as 66,916 teachers have been vaccinated, with 23,671 teachers receiving the first dose and 43,245 others receiving the complete dose.

“There are 66,803 MA teachers who have not been vaccinated yet. They are waiting for their turn until their time for getting vaccinated comes,” Zain added.


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