Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer answered questions about the agenda on BengüTürk TV live broadcast.
Minister Özer reminded that after the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş that took place on February 6, they provided facilities for the parents to transfer the students to any of the 71 provinces that were not affected by the earthquake.
Stating that they have completely eliminated the criteria for transfers for the earthquake zone, and that approximately 250 thousand students studying in the provinces affected by the earthquake had their transfers to other provinces, Özer continued as follows:
“We knew that when we normalized the education system there, we knew that the returns would start, and the returns started quickly. As of today, 84,617 students, that is, students who had their transfer to other provinces, returned to the region again. The provinces with the highest number of returns, the provinces most affected by the earthquake. In other words, Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Malatya and Adıyaman. 27 thousand 45 students returned to Kahramanmaraş, 15 thousand 895 students to Hatay, 12 thousand 544 students to Malatya and 10 thousand 999 or 11 thousand students to Adıyaman. This shows that the earthquake If you normalize your education system in extraordinary conditions such as floods, Kovid-19 epidemic, you will normalize the flow of life, you will start a very important process related to the restoration of that life and ecosystem.
Pointing out that the education system will continue to develop in the vision of the Century of Turkey, Özer said:
“Our aim is to continuously increase the quality of the education system from now on, but to put something at the center. What is that? To raise generations who know their culture, values, state and nation, internalize it, know the world, and compete with the world. This will be our focus. Here too. “Our main milestone, our keystone will be our teachers, we will invest more in our teachers. As the Ministry, we will provide all kinds of support so that our teachers can function in our schools as the bearers of these values.”
Reminding that the 2022-2023 academic year will end on June 16, Minister Özer said, “There will be a compensation mechanism for our students in the earthquake zone between August 1 and September 1 to compensate for their learning losses. As we did last year in the summer, science, art, mathematics and foreign We will continue our language-related summer courses.” he said.
Explaining that the end-of-year professional work of the teachers will begin after the completion of the academic year, Özer said, “We will provide the end-of-year professional work on June 19-23 in the form of distance education over the Teacher Information Network (ÖBA), eliminating the obligation of our teachers to go to school.” used the phrases.