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Jakarta: single-gender education to end violence

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Jakarta is planning to stop the ongoing violent rivalry between two schools by making them single-sex schools, the Jakarta Globe reported. 

Students of SMAN 70 and SMAN 6 are notorious for starting street brawls with each other, normally at the beginning of the academic year. One student was killed in a fight and many more were injured this year.

Frustrated by the problem, the Jakarta Teachers' Forum proposed to make SMAN 6 an all-girl school and SMAN 70 a male-only institution and put it to Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on Monday.

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