2021 Budget negotiations
Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk said, “The Ministry of National Education investment budget for the areas we attach special importance to such as transition to single education and pre-school education, distance education, earthquake strengthening activities in schools and the workshop infrastructure of vocational high schools, from 5.8 billion TL. We are increasing it by 94 percent to 11.3 billion TL ”.
Minister of National Education Selçuk participated in the budget negotiations of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education Institution and Measurement, Selection and Placement Center in the Plan and Budget Commission and made a presentation to the deputies. Saying that education is always one of the most important elements of development, Selçuk said, “Our education budget, which is prepared according to the program budget in order to carry out formal and non-formal education and training services that include all segments of the society, has been determined as 211 billion 993 million 156 thousand TL. This figure constitutes 15.7 percent of the central government budget for 2021. The 2021 budget of our Ministry has been prepared according to the Program Budget. Based on the fact that limited resources are allocated to programs that will provide the highest benefit to society, the activities of our Ministry are; Participation of the disabled in social life and special education, lifelong learning, secondary education, measurement, selection and placement, basic education, international education cooperation and overseas education and management and support programs. Participation of the disabled in social life and special education program 7 billion 568 million 630 thousand TL, 3 billion 24 million 407 thousand TL in lifelong learning program, 69 million 132 thousand TL in Assessment, Selection and Placement Program, 42 billion 478 million 310 thousand TL in secondary education program, 80 billion 809 million 296 thousand TL was allocated to the basic education program, 1 billion 645 million 282 thousand TL to the international education cooperation and foreign education program, and 11 billion 325 million 177 thousand TL to the management and support program ”.
Stating that the programs will be followed with the measurable targets determined annually with 67 Performance Indicators in the 2021 program budget, Selçuk said, “Our goal of transition to single education and pre-school education is the National We are increasing the investment budget of the Ministry of Education from 5.8 billion TL to 11.3 billion TL by 94 percent increase. We attach importance to the widespread and accessible education services, which are among the most basic public services. We aim to create a holistic system based on opportunity justice at all levels of education. In addition, we will continue to support the professional development of our teachers. On the other hand, we will continue to provide significant direct cash and in-kind support to our students from our 2021 budget. The amount of appropriation allocated in this context is 30.1 billion TL. In this context, 13.9 billion TL for scholarships and education loans benefited by 2 million students, 5.5 billion TL for bussed education and food aid program benefited by 1 million 256 thousand students, approximately 4.8 billion TL for education programs that will benefit 411 thousand children with disabilities. , within the framework of the support and training course for our students