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Jakarta Post

Stick to remote learning

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, June 3 2020   /  11:09 am

After months staying at home, Indonesian students have been either learning remotely or not at all since the government closed schools in March.Outside students in cities who have good internet access and personal computers, students in rural or remote areas are denied the possibility of remote classes on Zoom or Google Meet. Some teachers have been braving rough terrain to reach students’ houses to provide one-on-one lessons. But they can only do so much, depending on the number of students in their class.Perhaps this is why Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has said the new academic year will start in July, although when classes actually start would depend on each region’s health safety assessment regarding COVID-19. The government has indeed proven far from effective in enforcing physical distancing in public places, let alone in applying the basic public health protoc...