goodmorningpapua.com – The government of Jayawijaya Regency plans to reopen face-to-face learning in every school for the 2021-2022 school year, following up on the decisions of a number of ministries regarding face-to-face schools.
For this reason, on Monday (14/6/2021), the Regent of Jayawijaya, Jhon Richard Banua, together with the Department of Education and NGOs in the education field, held a discussion in the regent’s meeting room, for evaluating the current learning system and plans for face-to-face meetings later.
The Regent said that so far the face-to-face learning process has indeed been carried out in some schools in zones two, three and four.
Therefore, the government and the Education Office are discussing methods of face-to-face contact for schools in zone one (in the city) and partly zone two (outside the city).
“This is for the new learning year, so that some of those in zone one and two who have not had the chance to meet face-to-face will be held in the new school year, we will arrange technical matters. For example, each class will be scheduled on a rotating basis, not all come face-to-face at school,” said Jhon Banua.
Even so, he said, the regional government would continue to monitor the conditions and developments of Covid-19 cases to be able to re-implement face-to-face schools.
“With thation, I think we can still go on, but we’ll see in the next month or so the condition of our Covid-19, and that will be taken into consideration.
“Concerning vaccinations for teaching staff, said the regent, he will coordinate with the Health Office to see how many percent of teachers have been vaccinated.
“For those who haven’t yet, we will carry out special mass vaccinations for both ASN and non-ASN teaching staff throughout Jayawijaya, for sure we will try to have face-to-face schools in the new academic year,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Jayawijaya Education Office, Bambang Budiandoyo, said this was done based on a joint decree between the Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Health, Minister of Education and Culture as well as Minister of Religion, regarding guidelines for the implementation of education for the new academic year 2021-2022.
Technically, he said, July 12, 2021, the new school year had started so that there were 78 schools in zone one and some schools in zone two, both 21 Kindergartens and 29 Elementary Schools that had conducted the limited face-to-face programs, while still using health protocols and provisions in accordance with with a circular issued by the regent.