According to the statement made by the Ministry, after the news that the free textbooks distributed to public and private schools by the Ministry of National Education were disposed of as scrap paper without being distributed to students in some private schools or used in the lessons, a series of measures were taken.
In the letter sent to private schools, it was stated that the institutions determined to have committed this act would be prosecuted in accordance with Article 7 of the Law on Private Education Institutions No. 5580.
In the article, which was instructed to private schools that the free textbooks they demand should be actively used in the lessons, “All schools that request free textbooks from our Ministry have been notified in writing to submit these books to the provincial and district national education directorates at the end of the course period.” statement was included.
The Ministry also instructed the governorships to update the book demands of all private schools on the basis of each class level and course through the “MEBBIS Book Selection Module” until the end of the working day on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, and ensure that their actual demands are renewed.
“An investigation will be made about the schools that are determined to receive additional fees”
In the letter sent by the Ministry of National Education to private schools, it was also reminded that the private schools announced the education and other fees every year until the end of May, recorded them in the relevant database of the Ministry and announced to the public, and it was stated that necessary investigations would be carried out on those who were found to have received additional fees above these.