East Nusa Tenggara teachers deliver graduation letters to students amid campus closure

first_imgA headmaster and teachers of SMA 3 state high school in Borong, East Nusa Tenggara, traveled as far as 30 kilometers on their motorcycles to deliver high school graduation letters for seniors amid campus closures because of COVID-19.”We visited students’ houses at every corner in East Manggarai to announce their graduation amid the pandemic,” Konstantinus Everson Rada, headmaster of SMA 3 Borong, told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. Konstantinus explained that teachers also distributed face masks to students and their families as part of efforts to prevent the further transmission of COVID-19.  He said the school decided to deliver the letters to each student in order to prevent a mass gathering and to strengthen the relationship between parents and teachers.Read also: Volunteers travel 80 km to give COVID-19 aid to shackled mental health patients in NTTMoreover, it ensures that students who do not have access to the internet or computers receive the graduation announcement letters.”Forty-six students graduated from our high school this year,” Konstantinus added.  Fransiska Sindilia Jun and Damian Deveuster were among the seniors who graduated from SMA 3 this year.”We want to thank SMA 3 Borong for educating us and guiding us these past few years,” Darvis said. Separately, the principal of SMA 6 state high school in Komba city, Frumensius Hemat, said his school also delivered the graduation letters directly to students’ houses. “Our teachers rode their motorcycles 10 to 15 km to deliver the letters to students,” Frumensius said, adding that 79 final-year students graduated from SMA 6 this year. (dpk) Topics :last_img read more