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Preschoolers in Turkey to have 5-day in-person education

Preschoolers in Turkey to have 5-day in-person education

Preschool and first-grade students started in-person education on Sept. 21, while other students continued remote education.
09.10.2020 - 09:51

With Turkish education institutions set to move to the second stage of in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, preschoolers are also to receive face-to-face education, the Education Ministry said Thursday.

According to the ministry, all preschool education institutions are to provide in-person education five days a week with six hours of activity time per day.


The ministry sent a written statement to all 81 provinces of Turkey providing details on the second phase of in-person lessons beginning as of Oct. 12. Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 along with middle school students in grade 8 are to receive in-person education two days a week with a total of 12 hours of lessons.

Preparatory secondary classes and grade 12 students will also receive two days of face-to-face education with a total of 16 hours of lessons.

On Monday, Education Minister Ziya Selçuk said on Twitter that in-person education at primary schools, rural schools, 8th and 12th grades and special schools will begin on Oct. 12.

"We are starting face-to-face education in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th and 12th grades in line with determined rules to ensure the students’ safety amid the coronavirus pandemic," President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday.