The article on “Summer Vacation and 2023-2024 Academic Year Activities” prepared by the Ministry of National Education was sent to all provinces with the signature of Minister Mahmut Özer.
In his statement on the subject, Minister Özer stated that due to the 6 February earthquake disaster that deeply upset all of Turkey this year, priority would be given to the disaster area.
In his statement, Özer reminded that education was gradually started in schools in the region after the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquake and stated that they will act within the framework of “measures to be taken regarding education, training, management and operation in extraordinary situations” in order to eliminate the learning losses that occur in this process.
Pointing out that the 2022-2023 academic year will end on June 16, Özer said that support and training courses will be held in summer schools between August 1 and September 1 in order to eliminate learning losses in the second semester of the 2022-2023 academic year, primarily in 11 provinces in the disaster area. brought.
Özer noted that these courses will be given from the 2nd grade to the 12th grade level, and in this context, students and teachers will be provided with the opportunity to attend courses in schools and institutions in the province or district they want.
“Support and training courses will be organized”
Explaining the summer vacation period and other works to be done in the 2023-2024 academic year, Özer shared the following information:
“Within the scope of framework programs prepared from English and mathematics courses in order to strengthen mathematical literacy, to make mathematics popular and to associate it with daily life skills, to develop speaking and effective communication skills in English language teaching, public and private formal education institutions affiliated to our Ministry 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Summer schools will be opened across the country between July 3 and September 1, 2023 for willing students in their 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.
Support and training courses will be organized for 8th and 12th grade students and graduates studying in public and private formal education institutions affiliated to the Ministry of National Education throughout the country. Within the framework of the workshop programs prepared in the fields of science and art within the science and art centers, summer schools will be opened to which students from the 2nd to the 12th grade will attend.
Public education centers will also organize versatile courses
Underlining that in addition to these, public education centers will organize multi-faceted courses, Minister Özer stated that both students and adult citizens will be served.
Özer continued his words as follows:
“Our schools in the disaster area and the buildings and annexes of our institutions throughout the country (laboratory, EBA support points, gymnasiums, library, etc.) will be open to the use of our students. Summer training will be started in our kindergartens and kindergartens for all our students at pre-school education age. Non-formal education courses will be opened for students in need of education, and they will be able to benefit from course activities.
In addition, in the 2023-2024 academic year, in eleven provinces located in the disaster area, the programs to be prepared by the Ministry in order to eliminate the learning losses in the second term of the 2022-2023 academic year will continue with education and training activities in the first 4 weeks of the 2023-2024 academic year. In the educational activities to be carried out in our schools, the learning losses of the students will be determined and support and training courses will be organized to eliminate these losses, and activities will be organized within the scope of the training program in primary schools.