Language:Turkish Currency:Turkish Lira
(Alphabet: Latin) Population: About 75.000.000
Capital City: Ankara Area: 783,562 km2
A bridge between Asia and Europe Continents
Ministry of National
Board of Education
Consultancy and Inspection
Ministry of National Education has been
organised in 81 cities and 850 towns.
Departments of Directories of National
National Education Academy
Higher Education Council (YÖK) and
Institution of Scholarship and Boards
have been working in connection with the
To raise all individuals as citizens who are
committed to the principles and reforms of
Atatürk and to the nationalism of Atatürk as
expressed in the Constitution
To raise them as constructive, creative and
To prepare them for life by developing their
interest, talents and capabilities
Needs of individuals
and revolutions and
It is centralized under the Ministry of
Ministry of National Education is
• drawing up curricula,
• coordinating the work of official, private and
• designing and building schools,
• developing educational materials …
Public education is supported from the central
Primary education is also supported locally,
mainly for the construction and maintenance
General Structure of Turkish
National Education System
The New School Term in Turkey started 2012 and with
the new term starts a new Education System in Turkey
which has been called the 4+4+4 system. This system
extends mandatory schooling from 8 years to 12 years.
The schooling years also sees the introduction of vocational
classes starting at 5th year. Children and Parents can choose
from a list of classes, the most controversial class being “The
Quran and the Life of the Muhammad” where girls are also
permitted to wear their headscarves during these classes.
Other classes on offer including Maths, Foreign
Languages,Drama,ICT, and Science.
Children are obliged to take 12 years of education between the
ages of 6 and 18,
The purpose of compulsory
education(Primary,Secondary,High School) is
to ensure that every Turkish child acquires
the basic knowledge, skills, behaviors, and
habits to become a good citizen, is raised in
line with the national moral concepts and is
prepared for life and for the higher
education parallel to his/her interests and
skills.They have a 4+4+4 year curriculum and
prepare children for future higher education.
Primary,Secondary and High School
education is compulsory for all citizens, boys
or girls, and is given free of charge in public
It involves all educational and training
activities organized for the individuals
that have never participated in formal
education system or left school in one of
the levels of this system.
Non-formal education is realized by;
Turkey has initiated FATIH Project with the aim enabling
equal opportunities in education and improving technology
in our schools for the efficient usage of ICT tools in the
learning-teaching processes by appealing to more sense
organs in all 620.000 schools that are in the preschool
education, the primary education and the secondary
education through providing tablets and LCD Smart Boards.
***Lifelong learning approach, development of the proper
structures in which all individuals can improve themselves
through e-learning, and development of the e-content.
***All students that graduate from secondary education
should have the ability to use the basic information and
***One of the three individuals in society should
benefit from e-education facilities through the
effective usage of Internet.
*** Providing equal opportunities to everybody
on learning and usage of the information and
***One of the two individuals in society should
be Internet user.
***Internet should be made reliable for society.