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Developer keeps classrooms locked over debt

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Thu, October 30 2008   /  10:31 am
LEAN ON: Third grade teacher Ujang Suyana teaches his class in the corridor of state elementary school SDN Cilubang 06 on Wednesday. Developers have locked the school’s newly built classrooms because the school cannot afford to pay for them. (JP/Theresia Sufa)(JP/Theresia Sufa)

LEAN ON: Third grade teacher Ujang Suyana teaches his class in the corridor of state elementary school SDN Cilubang 06 on Wednesday. Developers have locked the school’s newly built classrooms because the school cannot afford to pay for them. (JP/Theresia Sufa) For the past year Nurlia and her classmates have had to sit on the floor of their school corridor, bending down for almost the whole school day from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. "It hurts my back and stomach because I often get cold," said the third grader at state elementary school SDN Cilubang 06 in Dramaga, Bogor. "When I get home my mother always bathes me in cajuput oil to relieve me from the pain." Third, fourth and fifth graders at the school have to study outdoors because the new buildings, which are supposed to be their classrooms, have been locked by the developer. "W...