A teacher at SMPN 3 Satap Punik, Batu Lanteh Subdistrict, Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), contacted her students using a handy talkie.
Distance learning activities that were implemented by the Ministry of Education and Culture in all regions in Indonesia during the Covid-19 pandemic created problems in areas that were not covered by television and internet signals.
SMPN 3 Satap Punik, Batu Lanteh District, Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), gets around this problem by using two-way radio communication or handie talkie (HT).
Rima Letisya Olivia, looks serious listening to a voice from a handy talkie unit.
The black communication device was held tightly close to her face.
The voice that came out of the tool instructed Rima to pay attention to the lesson on the book in front of her.
The voice from HT belongs to Hafsah, Rima’s teacher at SMPN 3 One Roof (Satap) Punik, Batu Lanteh.
Both Hafsah and Rima are carrying out teaching and learning activities from home using HT.
This method is used by students and teachers at the school because they cannot use smartphones because the area is not covered by telephone signals.
There are only a number of points that the signal can reach.
Rima admitted that it was greatly helped by learning to use HT.
Apart from not paying for mobile phone credit, she can interact with her teacher directly in discussing subjects.