Making a statement concerning the “on-site decision” strategy, Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk said, “A weekly evaluation will be made to determine the risk groups of provinces. The governor and health councils will be able to make a decision on opening or closing schools in that province.”
Appearing as a guest on 5N1K Program which was shot in the Republic Education Museum of İstanbul Sultanahmet Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, and aired on CNN Türk Channel, Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk made evaluations on the education agenda.
After being asked about decision mechanism of face-to-face education transition process, Minister Selçuk touched upon the details on making a sound decision.
By emphasizing implemented central decisions at the outset of the outbreak instead of the ones that could have led to complexity, Minister Selçuk stated, “Now, it is time to disseminate the sound decision.
An evaluation will firstly be made on provincial basis, it will be checked on provincial basis, at the district level, governors will make a decision through the Provincial Health Councils.
Touching upon decision mechanism regarding face-to-face and reminding that the details are to be negotiated at the Presidential Cabinet Meeting on Monday, Minister Selçuk stated:
“Here is the overview: Ministry of Health will announce weekly cases out of 100,000 on a province basis, and provinces will be classified within 4 stages from low to very high in accordance with risk rates, then the governors and provincial health councils will be able to make a decision on whether face-to-face education will be maintained or not. We do not make central decisions under our Ministry about adjourning education due to heavy snowfall. The decision is made and announced by governors. This is what the sound decision is. As of next week, the decisions will be made within this scope.”
“I believe that a decision concerning the summer holiday is required.” “The current situation is appropriate to hold face-to-face exams.” added Minister Selçuk.