MINISTER OZER: WE WILL MATCH ALL SCHOOLS IN TRNC WITH SCHOOLS IN TÜRKİYEMinister of National Education Mahmut Özer met with the TRNC Minister of National Education Nazım Çavuşoğlu as part of his program in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. There was also a meeting between the delegations of the two countries at the meeting. Ozer said that they will match all the schools in the TRNC with the best schools in Türkiye.
Ambassador of Türkiye to the TRNC Metin Feyzioğlu and Deputy Minister Nazif Yılmaz were present at the meeting. After the meeting, Özer and Çavuşoğlu made press statement.
Minister Özer stated that they will meet the needs of the all seven special education schools in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as the Ministry of National Education until February 16, by providing them with teaching materials and full-time education capacity.
Pointing out that education and digitalization are very important not only for students but also for the professional and personal development of teachers, Minister Özer said that with the Teacher Information Network and Student-Teacher Support System (ÖDS), the training hours per teacher have increased. Özer stated that the Student-Teacher Support System (ÖDS) and the Teacher Information Network (ÖBA) will be put into service in the TRNC as "ÖBA TRNC" and "ÖDS TRNC", so that teachers and students in the TRNC will also benefit from these educational opportunities.
Expressing that 750 smart boards will be sent by the General Directorate of Information Processing to strengthen the informatics infrastructure of schools in the TRNC.
We will match all schools in TRNC with the best schools in Türkiye
Stating that the cooperation to be made in the field of vocational education was discussed at the evaluation meeting, Özer stated that vocational education is one of the fields in which Türkiye has made the most expansion recently. Özer stated that they are ready to give all kinds of support to increase the capacity of TRNC in vocational education and stated that they will hold a vocational training workshop in the next month. Stating that the areas and developments needed by the TRNC's labor market will be determined, Özer shared that all vocational education teachers will be provided with vocational training in Türkiye. Özer noted that the laboratory and infrastructure works of all 12 vocational high schools will be undertaken by the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Türkiye and will be provided with textbook support. Stating that they will match all the schools in the TRNC with the best schools in Türkiye, Özer said that they will establish a library for all the schools in the TRNC as a first step. Expressing that they will provide opportunities for all teachers in the TRNC to benefit from teachers' houses in Türkiye, just like teachers in Türkiye, Özer stated that under the leadership of Turkish President Erdoğan, the Republic of Türkiye has mobilized all its means to support the TRNC. Reminding that they are in Cyprus today upon the instructions of President Erdogan of the Republic of Türkiye, Özer noted that they will provide all kinds of support to improve the quality of education in the TRNC and put each of the articles into effect until February 16.
Students and teachers in the TRNC will also benefit from the developments in Türkiye
The TRNC Minister of National Education Nazım Çavuşoğlu stated that today's visit was quite comprehensive in terms of increasing cooperation. Çavuşoğlu said that an evaluation was made at the meeting and that Minister Özer made the visit with the desire to contribute to the youth of the TRNC.
Stating that the shortcomings have been put on the table, Çavuşoğlu thanked Minister Özer, saying that Türkiye has always stood by the people of the TRNC and that Minister Özer has shown self-sacrifice in eliminating the shortcomings. Expressing that the working groups will meet more often, Çavuşoğlu said that Türkiye will contribute in every way possible to transfer the opportunities in Türkiye to the TRNC.
Expressing his belief that the generations grew up in the TRNC will develop their competence in reaching the world, Çavuşoğlu stated that the Motherland Türkiye has always been with the TRNC in this journey. Stating that education will be accelerated and updated, deficiencies will be eliminated, and students will be provided with stronger education and better future, Çavuşoğlu thanked President of the Republic of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister Özer and his delegation.
Minister Özer and Minister Çavuşoğlu inaugurated the e-Exam Hall
Minister Özer attended the opening ceremony of the TRNC e-Exam hall together with the TRNC Minister of National Education Nazım Çavuşoğlu, noted in his speech at the opening that the contacts made throughout the day were very productive. Minister Özer expressed his gratitude to his counterpart Çavuşoğlu, stating that extensive cooperation was discussed during the meetings.
Minister Özer and Minister Nazım Çavuşoğlu attended the opening ceremony of the TRNC e-Exam hall. Stating that the contacts made were very productive and extensive cooperation was discussed in the meetings, Minister Özer expressed his gratitude to his counterpart Çavuşoğlu.
Özer stated that they shared all the opportunities of the Ministry of National Education of Türkiye with the TRNC.
After the speeches, the ministers attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.