To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Indonesian government has imposed the policy of working, studying and worshipping from home since last month. To support the government’s policy, Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) has launched Belajar di RRI or Learning In RRI program since March 26, 2020. This program is designed for primary, secondary and high school students. This was stated by Director of Program and Production of Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), Soleman Yusuf, to Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta in a telephone interview, Friday (03/04). Director Soleman Yusuf said this Learning in Radio program is part of the COVID-19 emergency response special program to socialize and give clear information about COVID-19 to the public. This one hour program is starting from 10 to 11 AM from Monday to Friday and broadcast simultaneously by 67 RRI working units across Indonesia.
"There are many online learning program from the Ministry of Education and Culture, and also from schools. As we know that not all areas are covered by Internet connection in Indonesia. This program Learning in RRI is one of the solutions. Listening to the radio does not cost at all. They can follow clearly through the radio about the lessons given by their teachers directly in the studio or by telephone then broadcast by RRI, " the Director said.
Soleman Yusuf added the program receives positive response from teachers, students and parents in Indonesia because the sound is clearer than from the Internet.(VOI/ANI).