World Bulletin / News Desk
The Association of Turks in Serbia launched an initiative to introduce the Turkish language as an elective subject from the fifth grade in elementary schools in Serbia.
Ali Sahovic, president of the Association of the Turks in Serbia, stated they have already held discussions with members and directors of individual schools, and there has been a huge level of interest, primarily in the Novi Pazar region in southwest Serbia and the surrounding municipalities.
President of the Association of Turks in Serbia, headquartered in Novi Pazar - a city in the Raska District which is the cultural center of the Bosniaks in Serbia in the historical region of Sandzak, announced it will launch this initiative in other parts of Serbia, not only in Sandzak.
"The town of Tutin in the Raska district is an example of where this initiative has already been implemented, and this will trigger the Turkish language becoming an elective subject in schools," said Sahovic.
The association is conducting a survey through students and parents, and if sufficient numbers of students show interest, the schools' directorates will notify the Ministry of Education on the need for the Turkish language to become an elective subject.
-Primary education in Serbia
The elementary school is divided into two stages; lower grades (grades 1-4) and higher grades (grades 5-8). In lower grade 1 onwards, it is compulsory for children to learn the English language as a foreign language.Last Mod: 11 Eylül 2014, 15:56