Badung Education Agency has strictly warned six schools that were caught facilitating in-person learning during partial lockdown currently in place. The government recently postponed the resumption of in-person classes due to the pandemic, ordering schools in Bali to continue teaching virtually. The majority of the six schools caught violating the order were international schools, with mostly foreign students.
The Head of Badung Education, Youth and Sports Agency (Kadispora), I Made Mandi summoned the principals of the six schools in Badung for violating the government regulation.
“After receiving reports regarding schools that neglected government instruction to continue the virtual learning process, we called all the principles to give them serious warning,” said Mandi on Friday (5/3).
Made Mandi told them to stop the in-person learning, otherwise their permit would be revoked. He urged them to follow the protocols and regulations set by the government in order to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 at schools.
He is cooperating with the Public Civil Service Officer to regularly inspect the implementation of community-based partial lockdown, especially with schools in Badung District. “So there will be no more in-person learning until further notice,” Mandi added.
Most principals from the mentioned schools complained about the policy, stating that they received complaints from parents saying that their children could not keep up with the virtual learning process.
“We will take decisive action by revoking their permit if they keep ignoring our regulations” Made Mandi concluded.
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