National Education Minister Mahmoud Ozar assessed the agenda and answered questions on a live program on TV 100.
Ozer said it was a great achievement to be able to continue face-to-face education at all grade levels in the country after a break of 1.5 years.
Thanking the teachers for their great sacrifices in the process, Ozar stressed that teachers teach after the mask every day, and considering the number of 1.2 million teachers, it is a great achievement.
Students are assisted in training courses
Özer explained that while they have provided extremely serious support for learning disabilities, the Ministry of National Education has for the first time conducted an acquisition assessment test to compensate for these and it continues to support and support students in training courses.
Noting that they initially teach Turkish, math and science to about 4.5 million students in middle school and high school, Ozar said student reflections such as shyness, not going to school and creating problems every day have evolved over time and reached much higher. More good points.
“School rates reach OECD average for first time in 20 years”
Noting that pre-school education is one of the most important forms of education, Ozar said, “Our biggest achievement in the last 19-20 years has been that we have brought the school dropout rate to a very good point in other levels of education. We have brought it up to the OECD average. At 90 percent, it’s a great thing. Schooling rates at all levels have reached the OECD average for the first time in 20 years. He said.
Ozar, emphasizing that they have not made significant progress in pre-school education, “The 3-year enrollment rate is 14 percent as of August 6, 2021. The 4-year enrollment rate is 35%. The 5-year enrollment rate is 78 percent. The 3-5-year-olds were about 45 percent, and we were far below the OECD average. . “ Says
“Children who have reached pre-school education are less prone to crime”
By emphasizing that they want to strengthen equality of opportunity in education, Ozar says:
“Turkey has solved the problem of access to education, but there are areas where we need to improve on equal access to education, that is, equal access to education for all, regardless of their socio-economic background. This is pre-school education. If we can enable access to education. , Then we will close the gap between success in schools in the long run. Women’s employment will increase. Third and most importantly, recent studies in the United States in the 2000s show that all children receiving pre-school education increase their lifetime economic return, as well as crime. Increases, if not a healthy, responsible citizen, the rate of deviation decreases. This is an important issue … “
“We aim to build 3,000 new kindergartens”
Ozar says this will ensure that there are more deserving generations in the future, “That’s why we’re focusing on that and aiming to build 3,000 new kindergartens and 40,000 new nursery classes.” Says
Explaining that the Ministry of National Education organizes an average of 50-70 kindergartens a year, Ozar said. “So far, the number of private independent kindergartens affiliated to the Ministry of National Education is 2,782. We have set a target of building 3,000 more kindergartens a year, which is more than the existing one. We have set up 102 kindergartens. Services so far. We have tendered for 264 kindergartens. Kindergarten. We’ve included it in the investment program. We’re building kindergartens wherever there is land right now. “ Gave information.
The literacy rate for 5-year-olds has increased by 90 percent in 5 months
Minister Ozar said they have set up 7,800 services out of 40,000 kindergarten classes and enrollment rates for 5-year-olds have risen from 78 per cent to 90 per cent in five months.
It should be noted that when they achieve this, they will be of the greatest benefit to Turkey in terms of education, Ozar said. “When Turkey solves the problem of access to pre-school education, it will see that many of the problems it has talked about today have been solved because it does not know where it came from,” he said. He said.
Ozar says that when these goals are achieved by 2022, the school enrollment rate for 3-5 year olds in Turkey will reach 45%, 76-80% and thus, above the OECD average. For the first time.
Regarding vocational education, Ozar said that their goal by 2022 is to integrate 1 million citizens with vocational education.
“Women enroll higher than men”
Minister Ozar noted that those who have benefited the most from the improvement over the last 19 years are girls and women, “Our girls’ school enrollment in secondary education was 39 per cent in 2002. At present, it is 88 per cent. The school enrollment rate in higher education is much more dramatic. The school enrollment rate for women in 2002 was 11 per cent. Organizations and campaigns read … this problem is over now “ Evaluated her.
Recalling that 40 per cent of the 500,000 teachers in the education system in the 2000s were women, Ozar emphasized that at present 59 per cent of the 1.2 million teachers are women and as a ministry they make special efforts to increase women’s representation at all levels. .
“A lot of our teachers are involved.”
Asked when the 2022 KPSS appointment would take place, Ozar announced that teachers would be recruited this year.
Noting that there is speculation about raising money from parents about school needs, Ozar said that as a ministry, there is no problem in meeting the needs of schools, they attach great importance to this and that one of their goals for 2022 is the ability of schools to meet their direct needs. Strengthen.
“We are removing the obligation for our teachers to go to school between April 11-15.”
Regarding the duration of the teachers’ seminar in April, Ozar said, “Teachers and school administrators have made great sacrifices during this time. Our teachers have been involved a lot. I must mention this in particular. During the COVID-19 epidemic, there was an idea that teachers did not want to go to school. Wants tuition fees. “ He said.
Mahmoud Ozar, “Being able to stand up to face-to-face education and show this desire with our teachers, all our school administrators, all our provincial directors and district national education directors is a very important success story. We must not forget this. I am removing the obligation to go to school by April 15. “ Says
Noting that they have created a teacher information network on digital platforms for the professional development of teachers, Ozar added that there would be no problem for teachers from anywhere in Turkey to access those platforms and complete their training.