“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 COVID-19 pandemic, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters after a Cabinet meeting at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara.
Separately, National Education Minister Ziya Selçuk said on Twitter that in-person education in primary schools, rural schools, 8th and 12th grades and special schools will begin on Oct. 12.
Preschool and first-grade students had started in-person education on Sept. 21 while other students continued remote education.
Starting next week, Turkey will give free tablet computers to half a million students, Erdogan added.
Amid the pandemic, “nearly 847,000 people were supported with around 4 billion Turkish liras [$515.2 million] as unemployment compensation,” he said.
The amount of grants paid to employees and low-income groups reached 38 billion Turkish liras (around $4.8 billion), the president stressed.
Hurriyet Daily News