Gov’t Issues Guidelines for Religious Education Institutions Amid Pandemic
Date 19 Juni 2020
Ministry of Religious Affairs has issued a learning guideline for religious education institutions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the new academic year.
Minister of Religious Affairs Fachrul Razi said that the guidelines would become an inseparable part of the joint decision letter of Minister of Education and Culture, Minister of Religious Affairs, Minister of Health, and Minister of Home Affairs on Guidelines for Organizing Learning Sessions in the New Academic Year during COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Minister also said that the guidelines shall apply to non-boarding as well as boarding religious schools.
“For non-boarding religious schools, the guidelines are those stipulated by Ministry of Education and Culture, both at the level of primary, secondary and higher education,” Fachrul said in a teleconference on Thursday (18/6).
There are four main provisions in the guidelines, namely:
1. Forming a task force for COVID-19 handling;
2. Providing facilities that meet the health protocol standard;
3. Declaring safe from COVID-19 threat proven by a statement from the COVID-19 Task Force or the regional government;
4. Ensuring that leaders, managers, teachers, and students are in healthy condition proven by a health certificate from local health facility.
“Those four provisions must be used as a joint guide for religious education institutions that will hold learning process during the pandemic,” Fachrul said. (PR of Ministry of Religious Affairs/EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas