Full Day Schools? Yes, that may soon be a thing.
So, what are your thoughts on full day schools? Hang on, that might not be the worse idea! As long as it does not restrict the children to any fun, right?
Not long ago, Indonesia’s ministry of Culture & Education, Muhadjir Effendy Is planning on executing “Full Day Schools” for children with both working parents. Why? So they can stay at school until their parents are home and they would not have to be alone at home or go to malls or other places if their parents are not home yet. This concept caught a lot of attention and exposure. And we just have to ask, what does the nicest and friendliest child’s right activist have to say about it?
Well, based on his statements, Kak Seto does not seem to have a problem with it, as long as it is not forced onto the children and the activities at the schools do not restrict the children of their right to play, rest and have fun. Kak Seto also askes the public to not rush on how they should react to the idea, because it is only a plan at this point. Although, he did also mention that the announcement of this concept and plan is a little too rushed in his opinion, because it is true that there are a few areas that the ministers have to go over, for one example, what will the kids be doing at school all day?
However, the minister has cleared up that surely the kids will not be studying the whole day, rather they’ll be doing extracurricular activities and will be receiving more normative, moral and character building sessions and education.
Now we know, there isn’t much negativity coming from the activist and previous ministers about this plan, but what about the media? Well, one presenter couldn’t believe the idea.
Deddy Corbuzier, the famous magician and outspoken presenter of the Indonesian television show Hitam Putih stated a rather negative veto to the idea of “Full Day Schools” through a rather sarcastic post on social media that quickly generated quite the buzz. The magician’s reaction to this plan was also posted on Tribunnews.com ‘s Facebook page. According to Sonar’s radar, this post alone has already been shared 1048 times and has generated 8k likes and 624 comments so far. So much for not rushing into reacting on the matter.