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Jokowi aims to vaccinate all teachers before June

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Students return to learning inside a classroom at the Jakarta Intercultural School campus, with blended learning applied under instructions from the Education and Culture Ministry and the Jakarta Education Agency.(./.)
Dian Septiari
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Jakarta   ●   Mon, May 3, 2021

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said all teachers in Indonesia will have to be vaccinated before the end of June as the government is set to reopen schools in July, despite concerns that Indonesia is not completely out of the woods yet in controlling the virus.

Speaking with Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister Nadiem Makarim, Jokowi said the government was aiming to transform education in the country from an offline-based to a hybrid model, which sped up in the last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the acceleration of digitalization, Nadiem said that lack of access was among the challenges faced by many teachers and students, especially those living in frontier, outermost and least-developed regions.

Since the beginning of the pandemic more than a year ago, more than 60 million students across the nation h...

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