The Ministry of National Education attaches great importance to the professional development of teachers within the scope of efforts to increase the quality of education. The ÖBA (Teacher Informatics Network) digital platform has been in service since the beginning of 2022 to enable teachers to access the education they want regardless of time and place.
In the first 2022 months of 5, a total of 443 million 467 thousand 2 certificates were given, of which 760 thousand 36 were given to school administrators and 3 million 203 thousand 503 to teachers. In the same period of 2021, 146 million 848 documents were given, of which 854 thousand 44 were for administrators and 1 thousand 892 for teachers. The number of certificates issued increased by 220% compared to the same period of the previous year.
The number of trainings completed by school administrators increased by 2022% in the first 5 months of 2021 compared to the same period of 202, from 146 thousand 848 to 443 thousand 467.
In the first 2021 months of 5, the training hours per teacher and administrator increased from 27,79 to 72 hours with an increase of 47,90% in the same period this year.
Of the trainings received, 53% is general field knowledge, 22% is personal development, 12% is special field knowledge, 10,8% is management training and corporate training.
Making an assessment on the subject, Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer said, “Supporting the professional development of our teachers is among our priority issues. We organize a wide range of trainings for our teachers, from personal development to professional fields. In 2022, we established the Teacher Information Network to enrich our teachers' options in distance education. As the opportunities diversify, the demand for our teachers also increases. In the first 2022 months of 5, we issued a total of 3 million 203 thousand 503 certificates. In the same period of 2021, this number was 1 million 892. In other words, there is an increase of 220%.” said.
Stating that the most important change in 2022 is the school-based professional development program, Özer noted that schools determine the training they need and that the Ministry has increased the budget in this area 35 times compared to the previous year in order to support it.