Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Education and Teacher Association (P2G) has requested the Regional COVID-19 Handling Task Force to conduct a comprehensive review of the implementation of face-to-face learning (PTM), with 100-percent capacity, in schools.

"We urge the Education Service or the Task Force to conduct inspections at schools. I am sure that if they inspect schools, then several violations during the 100-percent PTM would come to light," Jakarta P2G Secretary Abdul Rahman noted in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Rahman noted that the Education Service should not only receive written reports but also monitor schools to ensure the implementation of health protocols during the full offline schooling.

P2G has requested that officers, including from the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) and Task Force Team, or other personnel, inspect at crucial hours from around 12:00 to 13:00 local time for ensuring that students come back home from school.

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"We should take this step as a preventive measure to prevent children from going to places after school. We hope to limit the virus transmission," Rahman noted.

In addition, parents and homeroom teachers can communicate with each other after school hours to check the students' whereabouts.

The P2G criticized the school's COVID-19 Task Force that is mostly only active during school hours. Supposedly, the task force also monitors the students' movement on their way to school and back home.

P2G has urged schools to arrange breaks that are not too long, limited to only about 10-15 minutes, to prevent crowds. Teachers must also actively supervise the school areas.

"Teachers have to go around the school area and monitor sports activities or guests. During breaks, teachers must supervise the implementation of health protocols," Rahman affirmed.

P2G also reminded of the importance of screening. The local government should conduct random and periodic swab tests on students and teachers in schools.

"Do not forget to remain vigilant during the full offline schooling, especially since the emergence of the Omicron variant. Random swab tests are useful to prevent the spread of COVID-19," he added.

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Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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