MINISTER ÖZER DISTRIBUTED CERTIFICATES TO THOSE WHO GRADUATED FROM VILLAGE PUBLIC CENTER COURSESMinister of National Education Mahmut Özer attended the ceremony organized at the Aydıncık Village Public Center on the occasion of distributing certificates and bee hives to the graduates of public center training programs.
Minister Özer said during his speech that his Ministry has started a project which is true to the name of village public centers and they aimed at using closed down village schools as education centers again.
"The Ministry of National Education has lifted all barriers in front of opening primary schools in villages. We have amended the regulation in order to allow teachers to enroll at schools in their own villages. Our second step was taken after we initiated the preschool education campaign. It is a campaign carried out in order to provide free preschool education for children between 3 and 5. Our goal was to open 3 thousand kindergartens. We have inaugurated 1,200 kindergartens within ten months and we will reach our goal until the end of this year," stated Özer.
Noting that they are aware that villages must be a part of this campaign, Özer said that they have dropped the quota for opening preschool classes from 10 students to 5 students.