DPR Asks Nadiem to Prioritize Student Safety - Teachers during Covid-19
, Jakarta - Deputy Chairman of Commission X, Hetifah Sjaifudian, said he understands the government's decision to expand the face- to -face school learning process to the yellow zone, from previously only in the green zone related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, Hetifah asked the government to prioritize the health and safety of students and teachers in schools from being exposed to Covid-19.
The government's plan will be outlined in the revision of the joint decree (SKB) of four ministers, namely the Minister of Education and Culture, the Minister of Health (Menkes), the Minister of Religion (Menag), and the Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) regarding the face-to-face learning process in schools in the 2020/2021 school year. .
"However, health and safety must still be a priority. There must be a mechanism from the government to control that the schools to be opened actually fulfill the checklist," said Hetifah in a written statement, Friday, August 7, 2020.
If necessary, said Hetifah, an inspection should be held to monitor the teaching and learning activities of students and teachers. He asked the government to impose sanctions on schools or local governments that are proven not to meet the prerequisites but have dared to open schools.
Hetifah still hopes that the option of sending students to school will be the last option if distance learning really cannot be implemented.
"The government does not oblige, but allows. Therefore, I hope that the policies of the local government, school principals, and the last guard, namely parents, will carefully consider this decision. If you can still at home, you should just stay at home. But if it is difficult by reason of limited internet, or parents work, then face to face is chosen as the last option with a strict protocol, "he said.
Previously, the Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim, said the evaluation of the Ministerial Decree 4 was carried out because of several obstacles that had arisen in the implementation of Distance Learning.
For example, the difficulty of teachers in managing PJJ and still focusing on completing the curriculum. Meanwhile, not all parents are able to assist their children to study at home optimally because they have to work or have the ability to accompany children's learning.
To anticipate these obstacles, said Nadiem , the government issued zoning adjustments for face-to-face learning. In the amendment to the Four Ministerial Decree, the face-to-face learning permit was extended to the yellow zone, from previously only in the green zone.
The face-to-face learning decision-making procedure is still carried out in stages as in the previous SKB.
Local governments and schools have full authority to determine whether districts or schools can start face-to-face learning or not.
"So it does not mean that when you are in the green or yellow zone, regions or schools are required to start meeting face to face again," said Nadiem in a written statement, Friday, August 7, 2020.