Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan disclosed that inclusive education in schools in Jakarta must be able to run optimally. By so, children with special needs can really access the best education services and close to their homes.
" What needs to be underlined is that inclusive education should not have two models in the school, but must be the same"
He said that children with special needs are facilitated and given supporting accessibility thus they can learn with friends of their age, without specifying the class.
"What needs to be underlined is that inclusive education should not have two models in the school, but must be the same," he expressed, when he became a keynote speaker and also opened the Knowledge Sharing Community of Practice about inclusive education in schools, at Technical Dept. Building, Jalan Abdul Muis, Gambir, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (9/19).
To support it, besides infrastructures, the competence of teachers in Jakarta must also be improved.
"School facilities should be friendly with disabilities. At the same time, teacher competencies must also be improved to ensure inclusive education," he told.
Jakarta Education Dept. Acting Head, Bowo Irianto added that this year's quota for the inclusive education in public schools reached 226 children (SD), 531 children (SMP), 170 children (SMA), and 106 children (SMK).
"Public schools in Jakarta have been obliged to implement inclusive education. This is our effort to provide access to education justice," he uttered.