Minister of National Education Nabi Avcı, attended the 25th Session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education. Speaking at the conference, Avcı stated the following:
"We Would Like To See All Countries by Our Side"
"There are 2.5 million asylum seekers in our country. Among the Syrian children eight hundred thirty thousand are school children between the ages of 5-17. As of today we have enrolled three hundred thirty thousand of these children to the formal education. By the end of this year we plan to enroll a total of four hundred fifty thousand Syrian children. Eighty-five thousand of these children are being educated in the temporary education centres inside the camps, while hundred seventy thousand in the temporary education centres outside the camps and seventy-five thousand in ministerial schools. Turkey is trying to do its best for these children, with her own capabilities. We would like to see all the countries by our side regarding this matter.”