Education Ministry

Millions of students begin 3-month summer break

The final bell has tolled across the nation's schools, heralding an approximately three-month-long summer respite for more than 20 million students and 1.2 million teachers.

Millions of students across primary, middle and high schools received their report cards on June 14, reflecting their academic performance throughout the year.

Erdoğan says new curriculum to boost Türkiye's global standing

The new curriculum recently approved by the Education Ministry will enhance the country's international success, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.

"With the new curriculum, we aim for students to be solution-oriented, competent individuals who study, research and question national, spiritual and human values," Erdoğan said during a gathering in Istanbul on June 7.

Ministry announces slightly increased uni admissions for new academic year

A total of 68,851 candidates will be admitted to Greece's universities in the new academic year, the Education Ministry announced on Wednesday.

This marks an increase of 277 spots compared to the previous academic year, which saw 68,574 admissions.

The nationwide exams for university entrance will be held this year from May 31 to June 12.

Ministry seeks tougher penalties for violence against teachers

The Education Ministry will soon bring an amendment to the parliamentary agenda, aiming to increase penalties for violence against educators in schools by fifty percent, Minister Yusuf Tekin has announced.

His remark came after the killing of a school principal by an expelled student Istanbul's Eyüpsultan district caused outrage both in public and the education community.

Mortars found at school construction site reveal history

The discovery of dozens of pieces of military ammunition during the construction works of a school in Istanbul has revealed that the area once housed an Ottoman-era arsenal and gunpowder factory.

The Istanbul Governor's Office announced on May 3 that security forces destroyed 30 mortars found during the construction of a middle school in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul.