Teacher’s union calls for better safety standards as schools reopen

first_imgFSGI deputy secretary-general Fahriza Marta said teachers had minimal protection from the virus, despite recent calls to reopen schools.“Reopening schools will be risky without proper preparation,” Fahriza said in a statement on Saturday.He added that many schools had already opened and had failed to implement strict health protocols.Some schools lacked proper sanitation facilities and allowed teachers to instruct students in person without wearing masks. Some teachers did not enforce physical distancing rules during school activities. The United Federation of Indonesian Teachers (FSGI) has urged the government to do more to protect teachers, school administrators and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that several teachers and school administrators have died of the illness.According to the FSGI, at least 20 teachers and two school administrators have died of COVID-19. Read also: EXCLUSIVE: Nadiem says school reopening ‘bold’ but necessary amid ‘education crisis’The FSGI found that 51 junior high schools in Toba, North Sumatra, were requiring students to attend in-person classes three days a week.“We found that only 13 of the 51 schools reported to the Education and Culture Ministry that they had reopened,” Fahriza said.Of the 13 schools, only one had proper toilet facilities. One school failed to provide handwashing facilities. Four schools were not disinfected regularly, while eight did not check the temperatures of people entering the facility.Fahriza said teachers and school staff had the right to receive proper protection under the 2005 Teachers and Lecturers Law as well as a 2017 ministerial decree on teacher protection.“We deserve not just legal and welfare protection but also protection from COVID-19 infection,” he said.FSGI secretary-general Heru Purnomo urged the central government and regional administrations to provide COVID-19 swab testing at schools and to allocate additional funds so that all schools could have proper sanitation facilities.“If the government does not have the budget for that, we urge the suspension of face-to-face learning for the time being,” said Heru. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

NFF moving into online match reporting system – Kalli

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 Babagana Kalli, an Executive Committee member of Nigeria Football Federation, says the federation is gradually working towards moving into the online match reporting system in accordance with global best practices.Kalli said both the NFF and League Management Company were working along with the Federation of International Football Associations and the Confederation of African Football in this regard.“Our online reporting system is our new innovation, and we are working accordingly with FIFA and CAF on this,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja.Kalli who spoke during the 2019 NFF Match Commissioners Seminar said this new trend was already being prepared for immediately.“For the 2019 seminar, the NFF and its relevant committee on this are employing the services of four resource persons.“They will help train our members on various principles of match reporting including online match reporting.“One of the resource persons will teach on online match reporting system so that Nigeria will also be part of the global movement,” Kalli who is Chairman of NFF Match Commissioners Appointments Committee said.He added that his promise to football stakeholders that the issue of late submission of match reports by Match Commissioners would be a thing of the past was still relevant.Kalli said this was evident in the fact that both the NFF and LMC were moving from the analog system to digital system of match reporting.“We are moving from the analog to the digital system of reporting. Very soon, late submission of match reports will be a thing of the past, at least in the next two years,” he said.Tags: Babagana KalliNFFlast_img read more