Wamena schools resume activities despite many absent students, teachers

Wamena schools resume activities despite many absent students, teachers

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-10-07 19:36

Schools in the formerly conflict-ridden Wamena, Jayawijaya regency, Papua, resumed activities on Monday after they were forced to close amid riots in the city two weeks ago. Nineteen senior high schools and junior high schools were damaged during the riots, although none were burned. Repairs were carried out last week with the help of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police. According to The Jakarta Post's observations at some schools, only an average of 10 percent of students attended the first day of school after weeks of closure, during which students underwent trauma healing with games and helped clean up their schools. At SMA 1 Wamena state senior high school, around 200 students were in attendance from the 947 registered students. As for teachers, only 34 out of 52 teachers showed up. On the day of the riots, students from other schools in Wamena reportedl...

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