all levels and all kindergartens of independent schools across Turkey on February 15 in the village will begin training face to face. As of March 1, face-to-face training will be held two days a week in primary schools and in nursery classes and special education classes within these primary schools. Face-to-face education will begin in the 2th grade of middle schools and imam hatip secondary schools as of March 8. High schools will start the new education term with distance education, and as of March 1, face-to-face education will begin in the 1th grade with the diluted classroom practice.
Schools and kindergartens in villages across Turkey will be opened on Monday, February 15, 2021 as face to face. As of March 1, face-to-face education will be held 2 days a week in diluted form in all public and private primary schools and in the kindergarten and special education classes of these primary schools, and face-to-face education will begin in all public and private secondary schools and the 8th grade of imam hatip secondary schools. In the 8th grade, face-to-face training will be held and the start and end times of the training will be determined by the school administrations together with the teachers.
All lessons in the 5th, 6th and 7th grades of secondary school will continue to be taught through distance education.
Before the transition to face-to-face education, disinfection, cleaning and renovation work was carried out in village schools across the country. New types of coronavirus (Kovid-19) measures were taken in schools within the scope of the "Improving Hygiene Conditions in Educational Institutions, Infection Prevention and Control Guide".
During the semester break, teachers also participated in 40 professional development programs online.
Special education schools providing education at primary and secondary school levels
As of March 1, face-to-face training will be offered 5 days a week in special education schools and special education nursery classes and special education classes within other schools, which are affiliated to the General Directorate of Special Education and Guidance Services. Science and Art Centers will also start face-to-face education within their programs. Special education schools and classes will start to provide face-to-face education for students with special needs as of the same date.
One lesson will be 30 minutes, and breaks will be ten minutes in face-to-face and distance education in primary, secondary and imam hatip secondary schools.
Transition to face-to-face education in high schools
High schools will start the new education period with distance education. As of March 1, face-to-face education will begin with diluted classroom practice in 12th grade. The courses to be held face-to-face in the senior year of high school as of March 1 will be determined and planned by the directorates of the educational institution, at least 16 and at most 24 hours a week, taking into account the expectations and needs of students regarding central exams.
12th grade lessons that are not planned face to face and the lessons of other classes will be conducted within the scope of distance education. Students will be responsible for all subjects of the courses taught face to face and within the scope of distance education in assessment and evaluation practices.
All special education schools and special education classes within other schools that provide education at the high school level will start distance education as of February 15, and from March 1, face-to-face education will be 5 days a week.
Wondering about exams
The calendar of exams that cannot be held for the first term at all grade levels in high schools will be determined and planned by the board of directors of the educational institution, not exceeding 1 weeks from 2 March.
The necessary measures will be taken by the directorates of the educational institutions and the exams will be implemented and all the work and transactions related to the first term will be completed by entering the e-School system until Friday, March 19.
The scope of the exams that could not be held in the first semester will be limited to the topics covered until November 1, 2020. Students who cannot participate in the exams for any reason and whose excuses are deemed appropriate by the school administration will be taken to the exam on the date to be determined by the relevant field teacher. Exam dates will be announced to the students at least one week in advance and will be recorded in the e-School System.
Planning of responsibility exams
Responsibility exams will be planned by the educational institution directorates to be completed in the period 1-31 March.
In order to reduce mobility between provinces, students who are not included in the scope of face-to-face education will be able to take exams in educational institutions of the same school type with the school they study in the settlements where they are located in the TRNC, or in public and private schools that implement the same program, if they do not. In vocational and technical secondary education institutions and fine arts and sports high schools, students can take the exams in provinces and districts close to their residential areas, provided that they have the same school / program type / field / branch as the school they are registered in.
In this context, in order for the schools to make the necessary preparations and planning, the parents of the students will notify their requests in this regard to the relevant school directorate in the province of their residence by stating the courses to be taken for the exam until Friday, February 26, and inform the school principal where the students are studying.
Planning of second term exams in high schools
The scores for the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, regardless of the number of weekly course hours, the student's exam score for each course, performance study score and the performance score for class participation, and the course and subject of the first semester are determined and given to the student's second-term course teacher. will be determined by the project assignment score.
The first exams for the second term of the 2020-2021 academic year will be planned to be completed by April 16, 2021, and the exams will be applied face-to-face by the directorates of the educational institution.
Students who have chronic illnesses in themselves or in any of their family members will take the exam at an appropriate time in the school and in an isolated environment.
With UDEP, learning losses in distance education will be eliminated
Parents who do not want to send their children to school for face-to-face education will be able to apply in writing to the school directorate. Students who do not come to face-to-face education will not be considered absent.
On the other hand, with the National Support Program (UDEP), the details of which will soon be shared by the Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk, learning losses in distance education will be eliminated.