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The Ministry of National Education (known also as MoNE) conducts educational activities on a central level in the Republic of Turkey. Each level of education is organised by their own General Directorate. Pre-School, Primary and Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary and Higher Education. Pre-school education is carried out by kindergartens. Compulsory education consists of three stages including 4+4+4 years. Secondary and High Schol Education are carried out through 4+4 stage. Higher Education is provided by state and private universities. Higher Education Council is responsible for the organization and management of higher education institutions. Adult education takes many forms, ranging from formal class-based learning to self-directed and e-learnin and is a priority.

For a brief description of the different levels of the education system and other related topics such as teachers and special needs education, please read the Eurydice National System Overview. While Eurypedia provides comprehensive and comparable information on the Turkish education system, further information may also be found on the websites of the Ministry of National Education as well as Eurydice Turkish Unit.

Structure of the national education system 2014/15

Age of students                                                                                                                                                                                       Programme duration (years)

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