TEMPO.CO, Bogor - All schools in Bogor are asked to apply an emergency curriculum as the city is classified as a COVID-19 red zone. The city’s Secretary of Education Agency, Dani Rahadian, said any educational institution was not allowed to conduct face-to-face learning during the pandemic.
“Perhaps, distance learning in Bogor can last longer than in green and yellow zones,” said Dani as quoted from the Bogor administration's website on Wednesday, September 2.
Dani released the recommendation after attending a coordination meeting on a virtual learning policy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the distance learning, the Bogor administration continues to improve supporting infrastructure. “Such as providing 797 free Wi-Fi spots across the city,” said Dani.
Previously, Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim through an amended joint ministerial decree (SKB) permitted regional heads of green and yellow zones to either reopen schools or run distance learning.
As for red and orange zones, face-to-face learning is still prohibited. “If schools are reopened, and parents refuse to bring their children back to school, they can have distance learning. Parents have the freedom to decide,” said Nadiem.
RAFI ABIYYU | TD