The Turkish Ministry of Education set to build a hundred new schools for Syrian refugee children across the country, while Syrian teachers will be appointed to these schools, according to government sources.

Details of the new plan for Syrian refugees will be unveiled by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in London's conference of Syrian donors on Thursday.

Education Ministry sources said the plan includes building new schools, appointing Syrian teachers and integrating more Syrian students into Turkish schools and the Turkish education system.

According to the ministry database, 50 percent of Syrian children in Turkey have started schooling, while the remaining 310,000 are not attending school.

The ministry aims to reach all Syrian children in Turkey and bring them to school, said Yusuf Büyük, Deputy Undersecretary of Education Ministry.

“Nearly 75,000 Syrian students are continuing their study under Turkish curriculum in Turkish schools," Büyük said adding, “We are working to bring all pre-school and class one students under Turkish curriculum in Turkish schools".

He said that there are nearly 300 education centers in Turkey for teaching refugee children under Syrian curriculum. “Education Ministry had also established 182 temporary education centers in 19 provinces where most of the Syrian refugees live," he added.

Nine thousand five hundred Syrian teachers have been working in the education centers, he said, highlighting that Turkish government will pay them a monthly salary from this year.

“Turkey's action plan for refugees are ready," he added, Prime Minister Davutoğlu will unveil the plan at the London conference.
According to the action plan, Syrian teachers will be given work permits so that they can benefit from health insurance and social services.

Source: Yeni Safak English