Regulation of the West Java education calendar in the new normal period
Currently, the world is experiencing a crisis due to the spread of a dangerous virus that has caused regulation of the West Java education calendar to undergo a small change. still considered dangerous.
Therefore, changes to the learning system are determined by the Office of Education and this applies to all educational institutions and institutions in Indonesia. From what was originally face to face, now students and teachers must start online learning using an app in order to continue learning even though they must force both sides to use gadgets.
Of course, this was initially welcomed by parents because learning can continue in the middle of this difficult period. For Java and its surroundings, local authorities must respect the regulations set by the Education Office.
If you look deeper, changes in regulations become longer and longer to bore students because the tasks given make it passive and difficult to obtain learning materials according to the curriculum. Students only get some material, but even then it takes a short time without a definitive explanation because online activities cannot always be effective in providing learning.
The Office of Education and government are trying to support learning
As online activities were considered difficult to carry out, the government and West Java Governor Ridvan Camille and several special employees finally tried to provide several programmes to help support the learning process. But slowly, as the program does not affect west Java’s education calendar so that learning activities can continue to be carried out.
Education support programmes in the Western Java region include monthly student contributions (IBPD), one-stop shop integrated schools, West Java Masagi, economically disadvantaged families (KETM), Universal Secondary Education Assistance (BPMU) as well as Professional High School Revitalization and several scholarships from the Office of Education of Western Java.
Of course, this is good news because government activities want to support learning activities during the infectious virus pandemic. Unfortunately, however, the program applies only during the calendar period of Western Java in the period 2020/2021 in the early semester, so the program ended in December 2020 yesterday.
But don’t worry, although there is no aid fund in 2021, you still get help from the government, especially from the Regional Government of West Java, which is trying to reduce school tuition costs. In addition, the government is also still running THE KIP and Dana Boss programmes to support the learning process in the current new normal period.
Adapting learning activities for the West Java education calendar
Currently, the learning activities of all agencies and educational institutions still use online methods, so learning activities still have to be implemented. Although many parents are unhappy, but of course this is one of the government’s concerns for their people to be safe and not to avoid attacks by infectious diseases.
In addition, after learning activities began using online methods, many students were currently rescued from the attack on infectious viruses. Since the start of the second semester of the Western Java education calendar on January 11, 2021 yesterday, many students have begun to get used to online learning methods, so past problems have been little solved.
Later, students will continue to use this method of learning until the situation is completely safe and it is certain that there is no risk of infection when they start meeting face to face. Even so, the Education Office is still trying to change the educational curriculum to be more suitable for online learning methods that were not appropriate at first because they were previously face-to-face.
So far, various new tasks have begun to be given, such as making videos or gymnastics practices, so that students can continue to move actively even though they use online learning methods. Over time, the second semester of the Western Java education calendar will be completed on 25 June 2021, with the method of distributing report cards such as the previous semester.
Government demands co-operation of all parties to support learning
With the current new normal period, learning activities have become more focused and focused on creating greater learning comfort for all involved. Be it parents, teachers or students, the Office of Education and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemendikbud) continue to strive to provide the best for their younger generation.
Even over time, the online learning system began to be embraced by all circles of society. From kindergarten to higher education teaching activities, the online system is used as the most effective method of learning to maintain everyone’s health, whether it’s from attacking dangerous viruses or other problems.
In addition, there are currently several green zones in West Java that allow students to go to school. But it is still worth noting that they all must follow valid protocols in order not to cause certain problems. West Java’s education calendar will also take several steps following the local government’s ability to adapt the situation.
The green zone in terms of being one of the areas with low levels of spread of the virus so that it is safe for a while for the community. However, west Java’s regional government is still strictly calling on the public to follow the applicable rules. If not, then there are penalties for sanctions for non-compliance with applicable rules.
Usefulness of online learning activities for teachers and students
As we know, online learning is the most effective method for now in order to avoid infectious viral diseases. In addition to normal learning activities that follow west Java’s education calendar, teachers must also adapt to the new curriculum material from the Education Office so they can be more relaxed when teaching.
Because this is new to most people in Indonesia, of course, the early days will be very difficult to get used to due to a lack of experience in certain areas. Over time, however, the Regional Government of West Java believes that all staff and people working will be able to spend this difficult time together.
The West Java Education Calendar is indeed a reference for teachers and teachers to give their best efforts in a predetermined period. This will of course continue to lead the government so that the Indonesian people can get used to the new learning system and models to face the new normal period.
As a teacher, you can continue to make your best efforts to support students to continue to grow in the middle of this very poor state. Don’t lose your spirit and keep trying to keep going so you can welcome a good day in the future. Education will always be a priority in order to meet the demands of the younger generation.
The government will also continue to try to secure the best efforts from BOS and KIP funds so that every child can enjoy better learning. Not only West Java, but all provinces in Indonesia also experienced the same thing and continued to fight. Guided by west Java’s education calendar, we can continue to move forward to improve the achievements of the younger generation.