Coordinating Minister for PMK: Face-to-face Study Permit in the Yellow Zone Result of the President's Direction
Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy stated, the decision of the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) to expand face-to-face learning to the yellow zone is President Jokowi's wish.
"The direction from the President at the limited cabinet meeting on August 5, 2020, was related to directions for leniency or relaxation in learning activities for students with many considerations," said Muhadjir on the Ministry of Education and Culture's Youtube channel, Friday (7/8/2020).
He said that during the Covid-19 Pandemic the government also received criticism and complaints from both participants, parents and related parties who had to be given a solution.
"Because of that, the President gave directions to start the teaching-learning process in schools with certain considerations," he stressed.
However, he emphasized that based on the President's direction when the relaxation on education began to have a negative impact, the government would immediately take quick steps to overcome it.
"We also have to be super careful to raise the highest possible vigilance so that the safety of the students, the safety of teachers and also related parties, is maintained," he explained.
It should be noted that this decision was taken after the government revised the Joint Decree of 4 Ministers, namely, the Minister of Education and Culture, the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Health, and the Minister of Home Affairs regarding Guidelines for the Implementation of Learning in the 2020/2021 Academic Year and the 2020/2021 Academic Year in the Future. Pandemic Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Based on the records of the Covid-19 Handling Task Force as of August 3, 2020, the yellow and green zones totaled 276 districts / cities and there were 43 percent of students in them.