Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 7
by Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A bill aimed at closing private educational institutions and courses to prepare students for entering university has been submitted to the Turkish parliament, Anadolu news agency reported on Feb. 7.
The bill was prepared by the Education Ministry, according to the agency.
Earlier, it was reported that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a statement over the closure of private educational institutions in the country.
"The state supported education sphere must not have private educational institutions," Erdogan added.
Some 3640 private educational institutions are operating in Turkey, according to the Education Ministry's 2013 data.
Translated by NH
Edited by SM