With Turkish education institutions set to move to the second stage of in-person learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, preschoolers are also to receive face-to-face education, the Education Ministry said on Oct. 8.
According to the ministry, all preschool education institutions are to provide in-person education five days a week with six hours of activity time per day.
The ministry sent a written statement to all 81 provinces of Turkey providing details on the second phase of in-person lessons beginning as of Oct. 12.
Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 along with middle school students in grade 8 are to receive in-person education two days a week with a total of 12 hours of lessons.
Preparatory secondary classes and grade 12 students will also receive two days of face-to-face education with a total of 16 hours of lessons.
On Monday, Education Minister Ziya Selçuk said on Twitter that in-person education at primary schools, rural schools, 8th and 12th grades and special schools will begin on Oct. 12.
Preschool and first grade students started in-person education on Sept. 21, while other students continued remote education.
“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, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday.
Hurriyet Daily News