MEB AND THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AFFAIRS SIGNED COOPERATION PROTOCOL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRAFFIC AWARENESS AMONG FAMILIESCooperation Protocol for the Development of Traffic Awareness Among Families was signed between the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
Cooperation Protocol for the Development of Traffic Awareness Among Families between the Ministry of National Education (MEB) and the Ministry of Interior Affairs was signed by Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer and Minister of Interior Affairs Süleyman Soylu. The protocol aims at teaching the definition of traffic, importance of traffic safety, role of people in the traffic and communication.
Minister Özer reminded that his Ministry does not only give education to children but also adults and massification of education was completed under the leadership of President Rece Tayyip Erdoğan in the last twenty years.
"We have a giant education system with 19 million students and 1.2 million teachers. Competitiveness of our country gradually increases as a result of accessibility to education. As the Ministry of National Education we continue to work day and night in order to increase accessibility by focusing on equal opportunity in education," said Özer.
"We organize more than three thousand course program for adults at Public Education Centers"
"The Directorate General for Lifelong Learning focuses on adult education," stated Özer adding that the Ministry organizes more than three thousand course and training programs at its more than one thousand public education centers in order to provide free education services to adults.
Özer went on to say that: "We continue to work day and night in order to give education to both children and adults as a part of our goal to increase the quality of human resources, the most permanent capital of our country. Our goal in 2022 was to reach one million people every month. Normally, four or five million people attend public education courses and training programs every year but this year we set a higher goal and aimed at giving education to one million people every month. At the end of 10th month, we see that we have reached ten and a half million people and 60 percent of these were women. Our ministry continues to support and provide training mechanisms that empower women and improve their employment abilities."
Özer stressed that the Ministry initiated a new 44 hour-long training program campaign in last August that focuses on family with the purpose of reminding cultural values to families, supporting communication within the family and psychosocial development and preventing substance addiction.
"On August 18, 2021, we started a Family School Project in 81 cities of the country with the support of Emine Erdoğan. Our goal was to reach one million families by the end of 2022. As of today, we have reached five hundred and fifty thousand families and we will increase this figure to more than one million until the end of this year. Our goal for 2023 is to reach two and a half million families," said Özer.
Özer stressed that his Ministry will always support families, the nucleus of society, against global threats and raise their awareness about threats.
"We engage in a new cooperation by including traffic knowledge to Family School program"
Özer said that they signed cooperation and support protocols with the Ministry of Interior Affairs before and added, "Now, we engage in a new cooperation by including a traffic knowledge module to the Family School program. Parents who completed the family school program will also adapt traffic awareness and complete the traffic training module."
Noting that the training program will make roads safer, Özer went on to say that, "We will give support to the Ministry of Interior Affairs in order to maintain safer traffic in the country. Our Ministry has inaugurated two thousand village public centers with the support of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. We expanded the family school project to villages."
"We set the goal to reach the level of developed countries about traffic"
Meanwhile, Minister of Interior Affairs Süleyman Soylu stated during his speech that the state has provided social adaptation training programs to more than 5 million people including 1 million and 300 immigrants as a part of a project concerning the education of immigrant families. Noting that there has been a decrease in the loss of life during traffic accidents despite an increasing number of vehicles and population in the country, Soylu said, six and a half million people have attended the traffic training programs organized by the Ministry.
"There will be more people who will attend training and course programs that we will organize in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education," said Soylu, "Our goal is to decrease the number of people who died in traffic accidents from 9.6 in 100 thousand to 5 in 100 thousand."
Following the speeches, Ministers Özer and Soylu signed the cooperation protocol.
The protocol foresees course program
Within the framework of the Cooperation Protocol for the Development of Traffic Awareness Among Families, the Ministry of National Education prepared 12 hour-long "I am learning traffic" course program as a part of ongoing "Family School Project" which has been carried out by the Ministry with the support of Emine Erdoğan. The course program includes titles such as Definition and Elements of Traffic, Traffic Rules, Importance of Traffic Safety and Role of People in Traffic, Communication and Ethical Values in Traffic. The course program aims at explaining traffic concepts and other related concepts to participants and raising safe and responsible traffic awareness.