“When scientific researches are considered, it is seen that taking a break from teaching activities facilitates learning […],” he said.
“We are working on efficiency and balance,” Selçuk said.
It was not possible to shorten the summer holiday more at once, which is 10% at this phase, said the minister.
“We also see these breaks as an opportunity for students to compensate for possible learning deficiencies without getting deeper and adding new topics,” Selçuk said.
“Children and teachers are given a chance to take rest and participate in activities during the restructured mid-term breaks,” he said, adding that students would take part in some educational activities during these breaks.
“The mid-term breaks are giving children a chance for activities for social benefit,” he concluded.
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