Baswedan believes technology cannot replace teachers

Baswedan believes technology cannot replace teachers

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan speaks at the National Teacher Day commemoration at the Jakarta Education Service office, on Thursday (25/11). ANTARA/HO-Humas Pemprov DKI Jakarta

If the teachers teach with the heart and are inspiring, there is no technology that can replace them, and Insya Allah (God’s will), those teachers are in Jakarta.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Teachers play a critical role in the national education system, so they cannot be replaced by technology, according to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.

“If the teachers teach with the heart and are inspiring, there is no technology that can replace them, and Insya Allah (God’s will), those teachers are in Jakarta,” Baswedan remarked during the National Teacher's Day commemoration at the Jakarta Education Service office here on Thursday.

However, teachers can be replaced by technology if they cannot perform well, he added.

Apart from being inspiring teachers for students, they need to create a school ecosystem that is challenging but fun, he highlighted.

“Students are a reflection of good schools. If the students keep coming back to study at school, it means the school is fun for learning. However, if students do not want to come back to school, it means the school is the problem and this should not happen in Jakarta,” the former education and culture minister expounded.

Meanwhile, Jakarta Education Service Head Nahdiana stated that National Teacher's Day this year was themed “Move with Heart, Recover Education.”

However, Nahdiana spoke of having changed the theme to “Educate with Heart, Build the Nation, Irreplaceable with Technology.”

Teachers also faced challenges for almost two years in the absence of face-to-face learning with students due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nahdiana noted.

“This is part of our spirit that the teachers stand united without seeing their backgrounds to offer complete and thorough educational services,” he remarked.

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