March 23, 2023

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Parents in Indonesia go to court to open schools at 5:30 in the morning

New beta program in Indonesian schoolsaccording to lessons start at 5:30 a.m severely caused Parents’ reactions Island state who have moved judicially for his withdrawal.

Early every morning in some cities of Indonesia in the Far East sleepy Teenagers are shown walking the streets on their way to school.

In the controversial pilot program in the city of Kupang, capital of Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province, grade 12 students in ten secondary schools begin classes at 5:30 a.m., with Goal the day to It starts much earlieraccording to guardian.

Officials say the program, announced by Gov. Victor Lescaudat in February, is meant to boost discipline to children. However, according to the parents, the children come home exhausted.

It is noted that schools in Indonesia usually start between 7:00 and 8:00 in the morning.

Effects on children’s energy, behavior and safety

“The situation is very difficult, they have to leave the house while it’s still dark. I can’t accept it. It’s at stake.” protection Rambo Ata, the 16-year-old’s mother, told AFP

Eureka’s daughter must wake up 4:00 am To get ready and ride a motorbike to school. “Now every time he comes home, he is exhausted And he falls asleep right away.” School usually ends around 3.30 pm. In Indonesia.

“did not It is not related to with effort to improve Ha Quality Ha educational said Marcel Robot, an education expert from Noosa Sendana University. He also added that in the long term, sleep deprivation It could endanger the health of male and female students and cause a change in their health behavior they. “They will only sleep for a few hours and this poses a great risk to their health. You will also challenge them,” he added anxiety Which may turn into aggressive behaviour.”

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The Indonesian news agency Kompas reported that the Indonesian Ombudsman asked the central government to intervene in the trial, which has been going on since February.

The Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, as well as the Indonesian Committee for Child Protection, Kompas reports, made calls for the program’s review to the government.

In fact, this decision appears to contradict the conclusions of the 2014 study I published American Academy of Pediatricswho had it recommend For high school and high school students to start studying 8:30 a.m. or later, To get enough sleep.

At the same time, schedule change It has been challenged And by the locals legislatorswho asked the government to cancel it.

However, the govt continuous to applies This policy despite the criticism it has received, has even been extended to local educational units where civil servants also go to work at 5:30 in the morning.

Resi Cecilia Bellukela, who works as a civil servant, contradicted critics of the change by saying “I am ready to comply with regulation and will do my best.”

Parents in Indonesia are outraged at 5.30am for the start of the school trial