The government’s internet subsidy worth Rp 7.2 trillion (about US$490 million) is expected to ease the burden on students and teachers in conducting online learning.
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has expanded the scope and type of social assistance.
Scores of schools may decide to extend their online learning policy despite students itching to get back to school as many are missing their friends and facing struggles while studying at home.
This inconsistency became especially apparent after the issuance of the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) on the Education and Culture Ministry (Kemdikbud) at the end of December.
Education is the spearhead of a change in the formation of mindset and character of the nation's next generation.