According to the circular sent to the provinces with the signature of the Minister of National Education Yusuf Tekin, the new academic year in schools and institutions affiliated to the Ministry will start on Monday, September 11, 2023.
Necessary measures will be taken by the provincial and district national education directorates for the activities within the scope of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Republic, and the planned works will be implemented on time.
Pre-determined clothes will be preferred by the decision of the school parent associations and no changes will be made except in case of necessity in order not to create financial burden for the parents.
Measures will be taken to prevent students from using mobile phones in school and in classrooms to disrupt their lessons and not to enter the classrooms with such devices, situations that may cause them to spend time in digital environments outside of school and the use of social media applications for homework or similar information will be avoided.
Preparations for teachers and students in the earthquake area
The measures taken by the governorships for the accommodation of teachers working in the provinces in the earthquake zone will be completed before the academic year.
Managers, teachers, civil servants and other personnel working in these regions and currently residing in tent cities, container cities, various hostels and guesthouses in Adıyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş and Malatya and Gaziantep’s İslahiye and Nurdağı districts to ensure that education services are not disrupted. Access to the schools and institutions where he works will be possible through transportation.
The program prepared by the Ministry in order to eliminate the learning losses for the second term of the 2022-2023 academic year in public and private schools in the provinces in the disaster area will be implemented together with education and training activities between 11 September and 6 October 2023.
High level of precaution for access to education in the earthquake zone
In order to ensure a high level of access to education throughout the country, students studying at secondary education level in provinces in the disaster area will continue to be placed in schools across the country in the 2023-2024 academic year.
All measures regarding the transfer of students studying in these provinces who have problems in accessing education to the schools where they are registered will be taken immediately.
In order to avoid victimization in the 2023-2024 academic year due to the absence of vacant quotas in special education schools and special education classes, the inability to open new special education classes, and similar situations, students who came by transfer due to the earthquake and need special education will be provided with access to education regardless of their class sizes.
Guidance and adaptation studies will be carried out
Practices that would undermine the principle of equal opportunity in education in public schools will be avoided by citing school records, teacher selection, technological and physical opportunities and similar issues.
First of all, children aged 5 years will be registered in pre-school education institutions. Adaptation training will be held on September 4-8, 2023 for students who will start pre-school education, first grade in primary school, and 9th grade in vocational and technical Anatolian high schools. Guidance and adaptation activities for the classrooms will be held on September 11-15.
Plans will be made by the schools in order to ensure that the parents’ school visits and their meetings with the teachers are more qualified, regular and healthy. Considering that it is not pedagogically correct for parents to be in the school outside of meetings and meetings, necessary measures will be taken.
In-school and out-of-school activities will be planned for students to understand the relationship between people, cities, culture and civilization, to get to know their own city closely, to learn about its possibilities and features, to explore it in the context of space and time relationship, to know and protect the intangible and tangible cultural heritage and values of the city. In this context, new works, developments in science, culture, industry and technology will be introduced in line with the future vision of the country from the perspective of the Century of Turkey, museums and ruins, historical artifacts and mosques, castles, martyrdoms, libraries, science centers, universities and the history and history of similar cities. cultural sites will be visited.
Studies will be carried out for healthy nutrition
In basic education institutions, cultural and physical activities will be done for a short time before going to the classes, if possible, so that the students start the day vigorously, cheerfully, and acquire habits for a healthy life. In order to develop healthy eating habits and encourage physical activities, studies will be carried out within the scope of the “I Eat Healthy in My School Programme”.