PLANS TO CONSTRUCT 2,109 NEW KINDERGARTENS COMPLETEDAs a part of the preschool education campaign, the Ministry of National Education has decided to open 3,000 new kindergartens and 40,000 new preschool education classrooms. Till now, plans to construct 2,109 kindergartens have been completed.
The Ministry of National Education continues to take rapid steps in an effort to disseminate preschool education in the entire country. Planning to open 3,000 new kindergartens and 40,000 new preschool education classrooms until the end of 2022, the Ministry has opened 86 new kindergartens and 6,950 new classrooms till now. As a part of this project, the schooling rate among the 5 year old age group has increased from 78 percent to 90 percent within a short period of time.
The Ministry has completed the bidding process for the construction of 216 new kindergarten buildings and started to make investments for the construction of another 1,807 school buildings. Hence, plans to construct 2,109 kindergartens have been completed until now.
Largest number of kindergarten constructions is in İstanbul, Gaziantep and Diyarbakır
138 of those schools are in Gaziantep, 112 of them are in İstanbul and 101 of them are in Diyarbakır.
The Ministry did not neglect special children. The number of special education kindergartens has increased from 52 to 135 and there are plans to increase this number of 300 until the end of this year.
"We are taking firm steps in line with our goal"
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer stated that the Ministry has been working in an effort to provide children with access to preschool education in every part of the country.
"We want to disseminate preschool education in order to increase equal opportunity in education. We have made investments and budget plans for the construction of 3,000 new kindergartens and 40,000 new preschool education classrooms until the end of 2022. This project was initiated and implemented under the auspices of Emine Erdoğan. The outcome of this project will be improvement in schooling rates in preschool education. Right now, the schooling rate among the 5 year old age group has reached 90 percent," said Minister Özer.