Information note on the amendment to the decree on private educational institutions – education

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“Regulation Amending the Regulation of the Ministry of National Education on Private Educational Institutions” (hereinafter referred to as “Regulation change“) issued by the Ministry of National Education (“)Ministry“) in the Official Journal of August 5, 2023 under number 32270 and regulates the procedures and principles of opening and functioning of private educational institutions (hereinafter referred to as “Institution“), regulated by the regulation on private educational institutions of the Ministry of National Education (hereinafter referred to as “Ordinance“).

According to the amending regulation, some adjustments were introduced in areas such as conditions for opening an institution, annual work calendar and working hours, conditions of institutions that can coexist, appointment of field teachers, evaluation of course schedules and others. outcomes in curricula, student or trainee registration and transfer procedures and fee determinations. The regulations introduced under the amending regulation are summarized as follows:

  • As part of the conditions for opening institutions, the founders are obliged to operate within the limits of the study program approved by the General Directorate of Private Educational Institutions (“General Directorate“), act jointly between institutions and limit the ability of the founders to develop their programs, comply with the program set by the Ministry, there is an obligation to implement the program published on the website of the Ministry. General Directorate.

  • It is stipulated that full-time education will be provided in private schools and double and/or triple education is prevented.

  • New rules have been introduced regarding the building conditions of institutions that can coexist. In particular, an amendment is introduced that allows the partial enclosure of school buildings and playgrounds built in defined areas by including the areas inside the building in the garden.

  • If a class advisor is assigned, subject teachers may be assigned for all third year subjects except fourth years.

  • In the field of educational programs, course schedules and performance evaluation, schools that will apply a different practice in terms of weekly course schedules and curricula applied in public schools are required to submit their institutional regulations to the Ministry for approval every 8 years. In addition, it is stated that the regulations of the year in which the students entered will apply to their graduation.

  • Amended that students cannot be selected on the basis of intelligence test scores and similar applications in enrollment and transfer applications, and amended the regulation that high school and equivalent students may only attend courses or study centers on Saturdays to include weekends and extended Sunday.

  • By adjusting the tuition fees, it was decided that (and) for intermediate classes the fee announced in the previous academic year and (ii)for students who are currently attending the school, the fee specified in the student’s enrollment agreement is considered the basis, with the fee increase not exceeding 5 points more than the average of the previous year’s average domestic PPI + the average of the previous year’s CPI.

  • In case there are scholarship students who are entitled to study free of charge, these students and trainees must be enrolled in MEBBİS (Ministry of National Educational Information Systems) and e-school modules.

  • In addition to the above, schools are required to revise their constitutional regulations within 2 years in accordance with the amendment and within the scope of the provision “Schools that will implement procedures that differ from the weekly course schedule and curriculum applied in equivalent public schools shall include such procedures in their institutional regulations and shall implement them with the approval of the Department.” and submit them to the Ministry for approval.

To summarize, within the scope of the Amending Regulation, certain policies and procedures of the Regulation have been amended to create uniformity in the transactions of institutions and to ensure consistency in practice. At the same time, outdated issues were fixed and improvements were made to facilitate implementation.

The above-mentioned provisions became effective on August 5, 2023, the day of publication of the amendment to the regulation.

Originally published on 08/22/2023

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the issue. Professional advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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