📩 10/10/2023 15:50
The Ministry of National Education launched an investigation into private schools that set up "ghost classes" where classes are not taught and absences are not taken into account for 12th grade students who do not meet the conditions for transition to open high school but want to prepare for the university exam with full-time courses.
Following the amendment made to the Secondary Education Institutions Regulation of the Ministry of National Education, transfers to open education high schools were subject to certain conditions, the Ministry received notices of the establishment of "ghost classes" in some private schools for 12th grade students who want to attend full-time courses.
It was also reported that parents of students enrolled in these classes were asked to pay high fees, and that students were presented as if they had come to these classes even though they were absent.
Ministry of Education started determinations
The Ministry took action upon these notices about private schools preparing to issue "fake diplomas" in ghost classrooms and made certain determinations on this issue by analyzing the data of students who transferred from public schools to private schools as of September on the e-School system.
In addition, the Ministry of National Education Inspection Board was activated and a general inspection decision was taken.
Additionally, a letter was sent to 81 provincial governorships to conduct a school-based investigation.
In the article, it was requested to conduct an investigation into whether the students enrolled in the 81th grade of private schools operating in 12 provinces were attending their schools, and to initiate legal action if it was understood that any action was taken against the legislation.
Necessary legal actions will be taken in line with the findings of the investigations.
According to the Private Educational Institutions Law No. 5580, the institution opening permit and operating license of private schools where acts contrary to the legislation are committed will be revoked. Private school owners will also be given an administrative fine of 20 times the gross minimum wage.