According to the 2020-2021 academic year calendar prepared by the Ministry of National Education, schools will be opened on August 31 and closed on June 18. The first semester break will be held on November 16-20, the semester break will be held on 25 January-5 February, and the second semester break will be held on 12-16 April.
The calendar regarding the new academic year prepared by the Ministry of National Education was sent to the provinces. Accordingly, the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year will begin on Monday, August 31. The first semester break will be held on November 16-20. The first semester will end on Friday, January 22. The semester break will start on Friday, January 25 and will end on Friday, February 5th. The second semester will begin on Monday, February 8. The second semester break will be on April 12-16. The academic year will end on Friday, June 18.
In addition, it was stated in the calendar that the education program related to the missing subjects and achievements and learning losses of the previous academic year was associated with the 2020-2021 academic year and planned as part of this academic year. Cengiz Mete, General Director of Secondary Education, who made a statement regarding the new academic year calendar sent to the provinces, said, "As the Ministry, we planned to start the 2020-2021 academic year on 31 August, taking into account the conditions and the opinion of the Scientific Committee." said. Mete reminded that along with the global outbreak of new types of coronavirus (Kovid-19), education and training at schools were stopped in line with the recommendations of the Scientific Committee. Stating that students received distance education simultaneously during this period, Mete said that while they offered course contents with EBA, EBA TV and live classroom applications, they integrated activity and guidance hours, question solutions, and various supportive publications into the system in the process.
Underlining that the summer school broadcasts prepared in accordance with the age levels of the students immediately after the end of the school year on June 19, Mete stated that they are still trying to be with the students in every field that is needed. Mete stated that they have completed the preparations that will enable students to participate in supportive training courses from the lessons they have seen. “From the day we started distance education, we have conducted research on the effects of distance education that our teachers and students have experienced for the first time. One of these is the Evaluation of Educational Processes in the Global Epidemic Period conducted by the General Directorate of Secondary Education and the Expectations Survey for the New Education Year. 25 thousand 567 people, 2 thousand 197 teachers, 41 thousand 430 school administrators, 24 thousand 489 students and 93 thousand 783 parents participated in the study. These country-wide screenings and surveys guide us for the measures to be taken for the academic year 2020-2021, the regulations we deem necessary to be made and the decisions to be taken according to the new needs. ”
“We will make compensation training in our support and training courses throughout the year”
Mete emphasized that they have made data-based decisions and are working on alternative situations that will not interfere with education in order to maintain education processes in a healthy way, and said: “Our course bell will ring on August 31. In the first three weeks of the first semester, we will conduct compensatory training, mainly in our support and training courses throughout the year. Compensation, completion and adaptation training will be held in the first three weeks of the new school year with the opening of schools. One of the most important and serious issues for us is how to make 'compensation education'. We worked on different scenarios in this regard. At the point we have reached today; In line with our research, evaluations with provincial directors and the recommendations of the scientific committee, we are implementing our alternatives, taking into account changing conditions. For this reason, as the Ministry, the conditions are appropriate, and considering the opinions of the Scientific Committee, the 2020-2021 academic year begins on 31 August, within the framework of the missing subject and acquisition table prepared by our Ministry in the first three weeks of the first semester, the second of the 2019-2020 academic year. We planned to eliminate the missing subject gains of the unprocessed courses of the semester, and to continue these studies throughout the year and in our supplementary education and courses. In the process, we are also prepared for exceptional situations that may arise, including weekly course schedules of all types and levels, forms of study, hours of study, duration, work schedule, break holidays and attainment matrices. ”