DISTANCE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH CHRONIC DISEASES"Primary and secondary school students with chronic diseases may continue their education with distance education throughout the Covid-19 pandemic if they apply to school administrations with documents about their condition which can be obtained from e-Nabız system or other means defined by the Ministry of Health"
The Ministry of National Education Directorate General for Secondary Education has announced that secondary school students with chronic diseases can continue distance education after the beginning of face to face education. The Directorate General for Basic Education sent a memorandum to provincial directorates of education yesterday about procedures that will applied for primary and secondary school students with chronic diseases. According to the memorandum, primary and secondary school students with chronic diseases may continue their education with distance education throughout the Covid-19 pandemic if they apply to school administrations with documents about the condition which can be obtained from e-Nabız system or other means defined by the Ministry of Health.
Moreover, preparations about maintaining hygiene at schools in line with the Development of Hygiene Conditions and Prevention of Infection in Education Institutions Guide have been completed before the new school year which will begin on September 21, 2020.
School administrations are not allowed to demand documents which are not listed in the school registration regulations such as bills or contracts, however, in case any suspicion about domicile of the student, they can work in coordination with village or neighborhood village headmen (mukhtar) in order to investigate the issue. Moreover, students who are using special school buses will not be allowed to take the bus before sunrise by considering geographical conditions, climate and environment differences in order to reduce the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.
No donations during registration
The Ministry of National Education gave directions to school administrations about not to demand donations or registration fee from parents during student registrations or in case of such complaints from parents, the ministry will take legal action. Moreover, state schools will not be involved in any action that may cause discrimination among students such as opening special group classrooms, allowing parents to choose a special teacher or granting any technological or physical opportunities to a certain student and violate equality of opportunity in education.