The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture has confirmed in-person learning at schools to resume by July 2021. Accordingly, Bali has outlined a timeframe for the vaccinations of teachers beginning in March.
The Head of Bali Education Agency, Boy Jaya Wibawa, said that Bali is currently accelerating the vaccination program Bali teachers to facilitate the plan to reopen schools for face-to-face learning.
“We will assure that all 15.000 teachers across 9 regions will receive the Covid-19 vaccine in the near future,” said Jaya Wibawa on Saturday (27/2).
He noted that the Health Agency will start to distribute vaccines for the teachers from March 1 to April 30. However, he stated that the government has not yet specified a timeline to distribute the vaccines for students.
“I’m not sure when the Health Agency will start the vaccination program for the students, but at least I will urge them to accelerate the vaccination process for our teachers” Jaya Wibawa added.
He ensures parents that strict prevention protocols will be implemented during the in-person learning in order to raise their confidence in letting their children go back to school during the pandemic.
The Education Ministry also explained that parents will be authorized to determine whether or not they let their child go to school or resume the current online learning method from home.
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