0146 GMT December 14, 2019
“We have been able to send 62 percent of 975,000 school-aged Syrian children to school. This figure was around 20-30 percent earlier,” Nezir Gül, director general of Lifelong Learning in the National Education Ministry told state-run Anadolu Agency, hurriyetdailynews.com reported.
There are approximately 3.5 million Syrians in Turkey, who have fled civil war in their country.
“We’ve taken every kind of measure to prevent Syrian children from missing out on their right to education,” Gül said.
“Our goal is to send all school-aged [Syrian] children to school, following what our president said,” he said.
The official said they wanted all Syrian children to receive education in schools instead of temporary education centers.
“We have 318 temporary education centers right now. Our goal is to decrease the number of temporary education centers and make students continue their education in schools,” he added.