Bengkulu (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has promised to provide electric vehicles to State Vocational High School (SMKN) 2 of Central Bengkulu, Bengkulu, to support learning activities at the school.

"This morning, I was at SMKN 2 Central Bengkulu to witness the teaching and learning activities, and I saw that vehicles for practical (learning) are still very lacking," Jokowi said in Bengkulu on Thursday.

After checking the facilities at the school, he stated that the workshop equipment in the automotive laboratory does not necessarily meet the needs of learning.

"I have promised the (Bengkulu) Governor and District Head (of Central Bengkulu) that I will send new vehicles as well as electric cars and motorcycles," he remarked.

Jokowi said he will send new e-vehicles for the students so they can apply the knowledge gained in classrooms.

Meanwhile, the Principal of SMKN 2 Central Bengkulu, Edi Rusman Jaya, remarked that everyone at the school was pleased with the president and first lady's visit.

"This might be a chance of a lifetime. We are all very happy," Jaya remarked.

The president is in Bengkulu Province for a three-day working visit from Wednesday (July 19).

On the first day, he visited the 2023 Tabut Festival to see the Dhol musical instrument show performed by elementary school students at Merdeka Square in Bengkulu City.

Meanwhile, on the second day, after reviewing teaching and learning activities at SMKN 2 Central Bengkulu, he visited the Srikuncoro Village Health Center in Central Bengkulu.

During his working visit, the head of state was accompanied by First Lady Iriana, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, and Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono.

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