VP highlights enthusiasm among Jakarta students for offline classes

VP highlights enthusiasm among Jakarta students for offline classes

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan observing face-to-face offline learning activities at the Tarakanita 5 Elementary School in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, Wednesday (Sept 8, 2021). ANTARA/HO-Asdep KIP Setwapres.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin highlighted the enthusiasm among students that attended the province's schools allowed to reopen by the Jakarta authority and commence face-to-face offline learning activities since Aug 30.

"I see the students are high-spirited and impassioned when attending school. We are optimistic that the reopened schools would continue operating despite students only attending classes on alternate days with strict health protocols in place," Vice President Amin stated while observing class activities in the Jakarta 19 Vocational High School in Central Jakarta, Wednesday.

The students' joy is justifiable, as they can attend offline activities at school after almost two years of online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the vice president remarked.

"The students are happy since they could study in their schools and not in front of their computers. Students are no longer bothered by internet issues since they could come to school now," Amin remarked.

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The vice president noted that students were also psychologically motivated to attend offline activities at school since they could meet their peers and interact with them.

"I understand that the students are keen that this situation continues or also improves to full offline activities in classes wherein they could study better," Amin stated.

Vice President Amin reminded reopened schools to engage in weekly evaluation, especially pertaining to the enforcement of health protocols and safety of the schools and students.

"The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Hence, I urge students and teachers to be careful and stay consistent in observing health protocols at schools," he remarked.

Vice President Amin observed face-to-face offline learning activities at the reopened Tarakanita 5 Elementary School in Rawamangun, East Jakarta; Penabur Christian High School in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta; and Jakarta 19 Vocational High School in Central Jakarta today.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and officials from the Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Ministry and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency also joined the vice president during the school observation.

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