Closure of prep schools won't hurt children, says minister

Education Minister Avci says “children will have equal education opportunities with new reforms”

Closure of prep schools won't hurt children, says minister

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish children's education opportunities will not suffer with the government proposed closure of private after prep schools, says the Turkish education minister on Monday.

New education legislation planned for early next year gives prep schools three new options, says Nabi Avci. Some prep schools will be allowed to transform into private schools, or open high schools and others will be free public tutoring centers.

The goverment is facing a lot of opposition from teachers and parents groups who say that closure of prep schools will limit opportunities for poorer children trying to pass high school and university entrance exams. The government argues that the prep schools are too elitist and only help rich children.

Avci spoke at the Seta Foundation, a non- profit institute for politic, economic and social research, emphasising that the government’s new education reform offers fair education all school children in Turkey.

 

Last Mod: 25 Kasım 2013, 18:05
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