Turkish education minister to parents: I’ve got your school reports, too
Education Minister Nabi Avcı (L) advised children to rest and enjoy themselves during the mid-term break. DHA PhotoThe academic year ended on Jan. 23 and the mid-term break began for nearly 17 million students across Turkey, as the education minister called on families to “remain tolerant” of their how their children perform in school.
“In my first year in this post, someone posted a message under my name from a fake social media account, but I liked it. It said: ’Hey, parents, don’t get upset at kids for their school reports. I have all your reports from the past years and will publish them if necessary,’” Education Minister Nabi Avcı said on Jan. 23 at an Ankara school, where he joined a term closing ceremony.
Avcı advised both children and teachers to rest and enjoy themselves during the mid-term break.
Meanwhile, students at Turkey’s first Kurdish-teaching elementary school in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır received their first school reports, Cihan news agency reported. The school, which was sealed by the Diyarbakır governorate on the day it was opened in Sept. 15, 2014, on grounds that it was illegal, was reopened by then-co-chair of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Zübeyde Zümrüt, breaking the seal.