A NEW ERA BEGINS IN SPORTS HIGH SCHOOLS"Joint Management Model for Sports High Schools Protocol" signed during a ceremony participated by Minister of National Education Özer and Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu.
The Ministry of National Education and Ministry of Youth and Sport had initiated a cooperation protocol last year for the reinforcement of sports high schools and it was decided to give 1st level assistant coach certificates to the graduates of these schools.
The new protocol concerning the joint management of sports high schools carried this cooperation to a higher level.
"We will adapt the paradigm change we used in vocational education to sports high schools. From now on, we will carry the management of sports high schools in 81 cities of the country in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. We will update the existing curriculum together and students will attend applied courses in the facilities of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. They will also organize personal and professional improvement training programs for teachers and students of sports high schools will attend national and international activities organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports," said Özer.
The protocol marked the beginning of a new era. Ministries will decide where to open new sports high schools in an effort to use the resources in the most productive way possible. It is decided to open 102 new sports high schools in the entire country.
"The new management model will reinforce the structure of sports high schools and new schools will be opened in 20 cities"
Meanwhile, Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu said that the protocol is a revolutionary step in raising the quality of human resources in sport adding that, "We have merged the corporate capacity and resources of two ministries. It is a step that will allow us to raise champions. This protocol will carry existing sports high schools to a higher level and we will establish new schools in 20 cities where there were no sports high schools."
"This year, we will complete the scanning of 3 million and 900 thousand students"
Noting that sports have a larger place in the lives of young people, Minister Kasapoğlu said, "Total number of our athletes exceeds 10 million. Our sports policy improved rapidly in terms of both concept and depth. This year, we will complete the scanning of 3 million and 900 thousand students and they will be referred to different sports branches according to skills. Professional athlete candidates will be enrolled in Education Centers and they will be admitted to Olympics Preparation Centers when they are 13 or 14 years old," said Minister Kasapoğlu.