Syrian refugee students in Turkey obtain mid-term report cards

Syrian schoolchildren -- who fled war in their country and took refuge in Turkey -- have obtained their mid-term report cards on Friday during the winter break of the 2017-2018 school year.

Temporary education center in Sakarya distributes reports cards to 280 studentsTemporary education center in Sakarya distributes reports cards to 280 students

Teachers in northern Sakarya province have distributed the report cards to 280 Syrian students studying at Karaman Temporary Education Center.

It was a successful term at the education center, which serves as a bridge between Syrian and Turkish schools, Ali Ciydem, principal of Karaman Temporary Education Center, told Anadolu Agency.

Twenty-six Syrian and 8 Turkish teachers serve at the center, where primary, secondary and pre-school students study.

The temporary education centers in Turkey enable Syrian refugee children to continue their education.

“Turkish students are teaching Turkish language to these students, while the Syrian teachers are teaching their own languages,” Ciydem said. “We help them transfer into Turkish schools by teaching them Turkish language here,” he added.

The curriculum is scheduled with Arabic and Turkish teachers together because Turkey believed Syrian refugees would go back to their homeland after the war is over.

Last November, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu announced there were 976,000 Syrian children of school-going age living in Turkey and 620,000 of them have been able to continue their education.