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Jakarta Post

Collapsed Bekasi school located near regent’s office

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 9, 2019   /   09:02 am
Collapsed Bekasi school located near regent’s office This file photograph shows part of SDN 01 state elementary school in Bekasi, West Java, on the verge of collapse. (Warta Kota/Muhammad Azzam)

Hundreds of students of SDN 01 state elementary school in Cicau, Bekasi, West Java, have been studying in a sport hall for more than a week because part of their severely damaged school building is on the verge of collapse

The ceiling over several classrooms is in danger of collapsing at any moment, making it extremely dangerous for students to use them.

The SDN 01 is located only 5 kilometers from the Bekasi regent’s office.

“We have reported [the damage], so I suppose [the Bekasi administration] knows about the situation. But no one has checked on us,” the school’s principal, Endah Sulyana, said as quoted by on Thursday.

In total, 123 students from four classes in the fourth and fifth grade have been conducting their lessons in the gym since Feb. 1. They study on the floor as the building lacks proper desks and chairs.

According to the school’s principal, no officials from the Bekasi administration or the Bekasi Education Agency have inspected the school or checked up on the students.

“Our faculty members are trying to find a solution for the problem. It is very hard to see the students studying on the gym floor,” she added. (gis)