World Bulletin / News Desk
The Ministry of National Education has removed an article that required primary school students to tell an oath every weekday. The decision was published at the official gazette late on Monday and entered into force. The student oath has been in force since 1933.
The decision was unveiled by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 30 September as part of a wide range of reforms package.
The secondary school students quit telling the oath last year.
The student oath is as the following:
"I am a Turk, honest and hardworking.
My principle is to protect the younger to respect the elder, to love my homeland and my nation more than myself.
My ideal is to rise, to progress.
Oh Great Ataturk ! On the path that you have paved, I swear to walk incessantly toward the aims that you have set.
My existence shall be dedicated to the Turkish existence. How happy is the one who says "I am a Turk !"