National Education Minister Özer assessed the agenda live.

National Education Minister Mahmut Özer, regarding the period of the teachers’ seminar in April, said: “We are removing the obligation for our teachers and school administrators to attend school between April 11 and April 15. “. mentioned.

Minister Özer made assessments on the agenda and answered questions in the program broadcast live on TV 100.

Özer said it was a great success to be able to continue face-to-face teaching at all school levels in the country after a one-and-a-half-year hiatus.

Thanking teachers for showing great sacrifice in this process, Özer noted that teachers are teaching with masks every day, and this is a great success considering the number of 1.2 million teachers. .

Özer explained that they provide very serious support for learning losses, that the Ministry of National Education for the first time organizes an acquisition assessment examination to compensate for them, and that it constantly supports the students with support and training courses.

Stating that they mainly teach about 4.5 million middle and high school students in Turkish, math and science, Özer said that student reflexes such as shyness, not going to school and create problems every day have gradually evolved over time and reached much better points.

“Enrollment rates approached OECD averages for the first time in the past 20 years”

school Noting that pre-school education is one of the most critical educations, Özer said, “Our greatest achievement over the past 19 to 20 years is that we have brought enrollment rates to other levels of education at very good points. We brought them to the OECD averages. . Look at the 2000s, the enrollment rate in secondary education was at the level of 44 percent. Currently at 90 percent. It’s incredible. Enrollment rates at all levels of education approached OECD averages for the first time in the past 20 years. ” he said.

Pointing out that they have not made significant progress in preschool education, Özer said, “The enrollment rate for 3-year-olds is 14% as of August 6, 2021. The enrollment rate for 4-year-olds is 35.5%. -the school enrollment rate for young people is around 45%. We were well below the OECD average. ” mentioned.

Emphasizing that they want to strengthen equal opportunities in education, Özer said:

Turkey It has solved the problem of access to education, but there are areas where we need to improve in terms of equal opportunities in education, that is to say the access of everyone has the same quality education, regardless of their social and economic background. The starting point is preschool education. If we can provide all of our children with access to pre-school education regardless of their income level, we will eliminate the achievement gap between schools in the long term. Female employment will increase. The third and most important is this: Recent studies in America in the 2000s show this. As the lifetime economic returns of children who reach preschool increase, their crime propensity and deviance rates decrease without a healthy and responsible citizen. It’s such an important thing…”

“We aimed to build 3,000 new kindergartens”

Expressing that they will ensure that there are much more qualified generations in the future, Özer said: “That’s why we put this at the center of our concerns and set our goal to build 3,000 new gardens of children and 40,000 new kindergarten classes.” mentioned.

Explaining that the Ministry of National Education organizes an average of 50 to 70 kindergartens per year, Özer said: “The number of independent private kindergartens affiliated with the Ministry of National Education is 2,782. we have set the goal of building 3,000 additional kindergartens in a year, ie more than the current one. So far, 102 kindergartens have been opened. We put it into service. We tendered for 264 kindergartens. We have included 2,500 kindergartens in the investment program. We are currently building kindergartens wherever there is land. gave the information.

Minister Özer said that they had commissioned 7,800 of the 40,000 kindergarten classes they had set up and the enrollment rate for 5-year-olds had increased from 78% to 90% in 5 months.

Noting that they would have done the most good for Turkey in terms of education when they achieved this, Özer said: “When Turkey solves the problem of access to pre-school education, it will see that the most of the problems she is talking about today will be solved. in time because he doesn’t know he’s from there.” he said.

Özer said that when these goals are achieved in 2022, the school enrollment rate, which is 45% for 3-5 year olds in Turkey, will reach 76-80%, and in this way it will be higher than the average of the country. OECD for the first time.

“The rate of schooling for women exceeds that of men”

Regarding vocational education, Özer said his goal in 2022 is to unite 1 million citizens with vocational education.

Noting that girls and women are benefiting the most from the improvement of the past 19 years, Minister Özer said: “The enrollment rate of our girls in secondary education in 2002 is 39%. Currently, it is 88%. The enrollment rate in higher education is much more dramatic. The enrollment rate for women in 2002 was 11%. Currently, the female enrollment rate is 48.5. The enrollment rate for women has exceeded that for men. Campaigns and campaigns to educate our daughters in Turkey have overcome this problem. problem now.” made his appreciation.

Noting that 40% of the 500,000 teachers in the education system were women in the 2000s, Özer pointed out that currently 59% of the 1.2 million teachers are women and that as a ministry they are making efforts to increase the representation of women at all levels. .

“Our teachers have been very involved”

In response to the question of when the KPSS appointments will take place in 2022, Özer announced that the appointment of teachers will take place this year.

Noting that there is speculation about collecting money from parents regarding the needs of schools, Özer said that as a ministry, there is no problem in meeting the needs of schools, whether they attach great importance to this issue and that one of their objectives for 2022 is to strengthen the capacity of schools to respond to their direct needs.

Regarding the period of the teachers’ seminar in April, Özer said: “Teachers and school administrators made great sacrifices during this period. Our teachers were involved a lot. I must mention this in particular. It was as if the teachers didn’t want to go to school during the Covid-19 outbreak, like if they didn’t want to go to school, there was a perception that they wanted to go, he said.

Mahmut Özer said, “To be able to stand up with face-to-face education and show that will with our teachers, all of our school administrators, all of our provincial directors and district national education directors is a very important achievement. We should remember that. Therefore, between April 11 and 15, our teachers and school administrators remove the need for them to attend. mentioned.

Noting that they have created a computer network of teachers on digital platforms for professional development of teachers, Özer added that there will be no problem when teachers complete their training by accessing these platforms from anywhere. where in Turkey.

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