Organizing general, vocational and technical courses in village life centers in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry; “Village Life Centers Cooperation Protocol” was signed in order to develop the course programs needed in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, agricultural technologies, food and livestock.
The “Village Life Centers Cooperation Protocol” between the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry was signed by the Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer and the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Vahit Kirişçi.
Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the Veterinarian Mehmet Akif Ersoy Conference Hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Minister Özer said, “By transforming the unused village schools, which we started in the summer period, into kindergartens, primary schools and public education centers according to the needs, they will provide opportunities for our citizens in the village to receive education on agriculture, animal husbandry and personal development. We have come together to carry the very important stage of our project to turn it into a training center to a better dimension.” said.
Reminding that the Ministry of National Education does not only provide education to children in the education age population, but also offers courses to adults through public education centers, Özer noted that in the last two decades, great transformations have been made in the field of education related to preparation for the "Century of Turkey", with the investments made under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Özer said, “For the first time, enrollment rates in all levels of education, from pre-school to secondary education, have exceeded ninety percent. While the 5-year-old schooling rate was 2000 percent in the 11s, it has now reached 97 percent. The schooling rate in primary school was 99.63 percent, secondary school enrollment rate was 99.44 percent, and secondary school enrollment rates rose from 44 percent to 95 percent. MEB has become a huge system in which approximately 19.1 million students receive education and 1.2 million teachers provide education.” he said.
Stating that the Ministry of National Education continues to provide education and personal development support to all citizens, Özer said that the target for 2022 is to reach one million citizens every month. Özer said, “We have reached 10 million 500 thousand citizens in ten months. Therefore, as a Ministry that provides education to 12 million students and 3 million citizens, we will make very important contributions to the development of our country.” used the phrase.
There will be no closed village schools in Turkey until the end of the year.
Continuing his speech by sharing the details of the Village Life Center project, Özer announced that 2.000 village schools started to serve in a short time like two months. Özer continued as follows: “More importantly, the citizens of those villages were provided with an opportunity to update their knowledge about agriculture and animal husbandry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry gave us great support in this organization. So far, we have provided training to 15 thousand of our citizens in the fields of agriculture and animal husbandry. With today's cooperation, we will take the current situation one step further. We are taking a very important step in ensuring that our adult citizens in the villages receive all kinds of training on agriculture and animal husbandry, updating the existing trainings, making production in the areas around those schools and arranging the income from production in a way that will contribute especially to the employment of women. Hopefully, by the end of the year, there will be no closed village schools in Turkey. This protocol will be a protocol covering all village schools in Turkey. I would like to thank all the employees of both our ministries.”
Agricultural technologies, food and livestock programs will be developed
With the protocol prepared, general, vocational and technical courses are organized in these centers in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry; It is aimed to develop the course programs needed in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, agricultural technologies, food and livestock.
In addition to the courses to be organized within the scope of the protocol, production will be made in the village/neighborhood school application garden and lands with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the income from this production will be used by the provincial/district national education directorates for the needs of these centers. In addition, successful examples put forward by these centers will be promoted through trips to be organized by schools in the surrounding village/neighborhood and provincial/district centers, and the provincial organizations of the Ministries will cooperate in this regard. At the same time, by integrating women's cooperatives in villages with village life centers, a mechanism that intertwines education and labor market will be put into practice.
Both families and children receive education under the same roof.
While the village life center transforms into areas where educational and social activities such as kindergarten, primary school, course center, library and workshops in the fields of mathematics, nature, science and design will be held, as well as youth camps, it enables children and parents to participate in education and production processes under the same roof. Village life centers, which have become a place where children meet with experienced adults while receiving education, and where cultural transfer is made, are taking firm steps towards becoming the most important address of lifelong education.
At the end of his speech, Minister Özer stated that products can be grown under LED lights in a soilless environment in 123 vocational high schools, which are agricultural areas, and noted that they will complete the hydroponic system in Turkey in 2022, in which R&D studies are carried out regarding the production capacity in the Netherlands in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Youth council for agriculture is established
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Vahit Kirişci drew attention to the fact that education is an indispensable issue for them, and said, “We will go a long way in terms of both productivity and higher quality production in agriculture by maintaining education-related activities at the highest level in our schools.” used the phrase.
Explaining that they will create a structure called “Agriculture and Forestry Youth Council” within the scope of the Vision of the Century of Turkey, Kirişci said, “After we have completed our work on this, I am sure that in our field, vineyard, garden, barn, barn, hen, not over 55 years old, but 20, 25, 30, 35 years old. We will see young people. Those young people will also realize that they are making money. They will realize that there is a more comfortable, more intertwined life with nature.” he said. Kirişci said that with the support to be provided especially to women, they can bring together the youth and their families in the countryside. After the speeches, Ministers Kirişci and Özer signed the cooperation protocol.
About the protocol
Within the framework of the protocol, trainings will be organized in laboratories, training centers, research institutes and production areas determined by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Training centers belonging to the two ministries will be used for farmer training activities within the framework of the joint calendar and programs to be prepared. Joint activities and awareness activities for vocational and technical education will be carried out.
Joint training activities will be organized for teachers and students on topics such as developments in agricultural technologies, smart agriculture, digital agriculture, vertical agriculture, and soilless agriculture.
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