MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA– Responding to face-to-face learning (PTM) in Indonesia, Deputy Chair of the Muhammadiyah Covid-19 Command Center (MCCC), dr. Aldila S. Al Arfah said the policy of applying face-to-face learning causes a dilemma.
Although the number of Covid-19 cases in several regions in Indonesia has decreased, offline learning is still risky. The Covid-19 pandemic, predicted to be a long pandemic, will require the Indonesian people to adjust to the current condition.
dr. Aldila said children have the rights to grow and develop, and an adequate learning atmosphere will highly contribute to their growth. However, the learning environment isn’t accessible due to the pandemic and has raised complex issues.
“We have discussed with the Muhammadiyah Council for Elementary and Secondary Education to design safe learning protocols,” dr. Aldila said on Saturday (18/9) in the program of Dialektika TVMu.
The face-to-face meeting protocols have details for different elements as the health of students’ family, teachers, schools, trip guidance from home to school and vice verse.
“However, the school environment is tended to be easy to arrange the social distancing,” dr. Aldila said.
The hard part is to guarantee that students obey health protocols. Offline learning has risks, but online learning can be done continuously due to students’ physical and mental health.
“Thus, we have to adapt to the current condition, so we can survive. We can learn at school, but we have to obey self-protection protocols tightly,” dr. Aldila said.