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Jakarta Post

Casual Monday: Students allowed to forego uniforms as schools set to reopen after floods

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 5, 2020   /   05:47 pm
Casual Monday: Students allowed to forego uniforms as schools set to reopen after floods Teachers and students clean up chairs and tables at SMA 8 senior high school in Tebet, Jakarta, on Saturday. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan says that 211 schools across the capital have been affected by the flooding. (Antara/Aprillio Akbar)

An elementary school in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta has allowed students affected by the recent floods not to wear school uniforms as school is set to resume on Monday. 

“We have coordinated with the teachers so that children who do not have uniforms because of the floods are allowed to wear other clothes, as long as it's neat,” SD Pasar Baru 01 state elementary school principal Tri Astuti said on Sunday as quoted by Antara news agency. “It’s okay not to wear uniforms. I have told all [the teachers] not to send [students without uniform] home.” 

She said the school would be ready to open on Monday despite being flooded from Wednesday to Friday, saying that the floodwater had receded and the school building had been cleaned. 

Tri added that the school had also collected data on which students were affected by the floods, in the hope that they would quickly be given aid in the form of school supplies from the Education and Culture Ministry.

Minister Nadiem Makarim said in a statement on Friday that the ministry would provide school supplies and additional funds to schools, students and teachers affected by the flooding.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Saturday that 211 schools had been affected by the flooding but 208 had since been cleaned, with only three schools still inundated. (kmt)