THE MINISTRY DISTRIBUTES FREE MEAL TO 1 MILLION AND 800 THOUSAND STUDENTS
The Ministry of National Education continues to support students in line with its social policies in order to increase the accessibility to education. The Ministry adamantly implements many projects varying from conditional education to scholarship programs, from mobile teaching to free meals and from free text books to free supplementary sources. The Ministry recently increased the number of students who benefit from free meal service from 1.5 million students to 1 million 796 thousand and 985 students.
Free meal to 400 thousand preschool students
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer went on to say that: "Our Ministry has been reinforcing equal opportunity in education with many social policy projects. Within this framework, free meal service to students is an important support program. Every day, we work in an effort to disseminate this service. Approximately 1 million students who benefit from mobile teaching also benefit from free meal service. We focused on increasing accessibility to preschool education in the last year. Due to this reason, we prioritize preschool students in free meal service. Till now, we provide free meals to 400 thousand preschool students."
Free meal to 2.5 million students in 2023
Noting that they aim at disseminating free meal programs all the time, Minister Özer said that they will distribute free meals to 2.5 million students in 2023 and the majority of free meals will be distributed to preschool students.