Dialogue between President of the Republic of Indonesia and Educators and Students (via press conference) after Inspection of COVID-19 Vaccination for Students, 21 September 2021, from State Senior High School SMAN 4 Serang City, Banten Province

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 21 September 2021
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

 

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Good afternoon,

May prosperity be upon us.

I am happy I can inspect mass vaccination today, especially vaccination for students in Banten province. Also joining  me Speaker of the House of Representatives Ms. Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary, Governor of Banten, and Mayor of Serang.

State senior high school SMAN 1 Ciomas, please join us.

Principal of State Senior High School SMAN 1 Ciomas Serang Regency (Aan Hernawan)

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Wa’alaikumsalam.

Principal of State Senior High School SMAN 1 Ciomas Serang Regency (Aan Hernawan)

Distinguished Mr. President whom I am proud of, I am principal of state senior high school SMAN 1 Ciomas Serang Regency  H. Aan Hernawan, accompanied by Office Secretary, District Military Commander (Danramil), Community Health Center of Serang Regency, Chief of Subprecinct Police, and Sub-district Secretary of Ciomas Regency. Mr. President, I’d like to report that Ciomas regency is conducting mass vaccination for students of SMAN Ciomas.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

How many, Sir? How many students were vaccinated today?

Principal of State Senior High School SMAN 1 Ciomas Serang Regency (Aan Hernawan)

307 students for today’s vaccination. That is the total of the remaining students because we have carried out vaccination twice in collaboration with the Health Center in Ciomas District.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

What percentage of vaccinated students?

Principal of State Senior High School SMAN 1 Ciomas Serang Regency (Aan Hernawan)

It reached 80 percent, Mr. President.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Oh good. And when did the face-to-face [learning] start?

Principal of State Senior High School SMAN 1 Ciomas Serang Regency (Aan Hernawan)

Alhamdulillah, face-to-face learning has started since the last two weeks. The implementation has started at SMA Ciomas.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Good. Thank you. Now moving on to SMKN 1 Cilegon, please.

Principal of Vocational Senior High School SMKN 1 Cilegon (Widodo)

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Distinguished President of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Joko Widodo, my name is Widodo, Principal of Vocational Senior High School SMKN 1 Cilegon. Today, we were accompanied by Chief of Cibeber Subprecinct Police, District Military Commander, Head of District, representative of Community Health Center, and other ranks, Sir.

The vaccination held at SMKN 1 Cilegon, alhamdulillah, we were targeting 1,300 students for today’s vaccination, which includes…

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

1,300?

Principal of Vocational Senior High School SMKN 1 Cilegon (Widodo)

Yes, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Was the vaccine available?

Principal of Vocational Senior High School SMKN 1 Cilegon (Widodo)

Alhamdulillah we cooperated with Banten Provincial Health Office, Sir. It’s amazing.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Alright, good.

Principal of Vocational Senior High School SMKN 1 Cilegon (Widodo)

Regarding the implementation of face-to-face learning, we have carried out the learning system since two weeks ago, Sir, while still observing the health protocols.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

When it comes to face-to-face [learning], how many people attend in one class?

Principal of Vocational Senior High School SMKN 1 Cilegon (Widodo)

It’s a 50-percent capacity, Sir. Around 18 students, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

How many hours for a day?

 

Principal of Vocational Senior High School SMKN 1 Cilegon (Widodo)

A maximum of four hours a day, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Well, okay, good.

Alright, it is heartening to see that Banten province has begun doing limited face-to-face learning. I notice that the vaccination has been carried out continuously and the percentage remains high. Keep up the good work so that all schools in Banten province can carry out a limited face-to-face learning in a safe condition because the vaccine will give better protection.

I thank you all. 

Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Thank you, Thank you. (RIF/EP)

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