MP Zeybek brings the imposition of shift education to the parliamentary agenda
In the motion, MP Zeybek stated that the New Democracy government does not want to find a solution to the problem and said: "On the one hand, it does not build a new school building or allocate a new building, and on the other hand, it imposes shift education by claiming that the school building is not suitable despite the decrease in the number of students."
Hüseyin Zeybek, who made a written statement regarding the parliamentary question, stated the following
"Xanthi Minority Secondary School-High School started the new academic year with problems. The Parent-Teacher Association, the Board of Councillors and the parents of the students decided to protest against the imposition of shift education by the Directorate of Education.
In previous years, the school had only morning shifts despite the higher number of students, but this year, due to the decreasing number of students, the school's capacity to accommodate all students in the morning shift is ignored and afternoon shifts are imposed.
It is worth mentioning that we have repeatedly submitted parliamentary questions to the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs regarding the serious building problem of the school, which is the source of all these problems. Subsequently, as the need for a new building is increasing day by day, we are bringing the school's building problem to the agenda again.
Xanthi Minority Secondary School-High School was established in 1965. The school has been operating from 1968 to the present day in the building numbered 10 Hatsistavrou Street, which is the property of the Province of Xanthi. The building, which belongs to the 19th century, first functioned as a tobacco store and then as Xanthi Girls' High School. The building, which is risky due to the age of the building, does not have laboratory rooms, the courtyard area is very small and the necessary infrastructure for their construction is not sufficient. In 2017, with the decision of the SYRIZA Government, four new classrooms were built on the same street and functioned as an annex building. These new classrooms were built in order to meet the needs of the school and to avoid having to work in two shifts (morning and afternoon). In 2019, the ND government returned the school to the shift (morning and afternoon) education system, citing the high number of students.
As a temporary solution to a new school building that would solve all the problems, the proposal to put prokat rooms in the annex building of the school, which is also applied in other schools, has been made several times, but this proposal has not been welcomed by both the Municipality of Xanthi and the Ministry of Education.
As a result, it is evident that the ND Government does not want to find a solution to this issue and its approach is contradictory. On the one hand, it does not construct a new school building or allocate a new building, while on the other hand, it imposes shift education by claiming that the school building is not suitable despite the decrease in the number of students.
-When the school building is available, as in all schools, it is convenient in all respects for pupils to be educated in the morning hours, as it also serves the educational needs of the pupils.
-That the serious infrastructure problem of the school is known by the authorities and that temporary measures cannot be a solution.
The minister is asked?
2.Do you intend to construct a new school building for the Xanthi Minority Secondary School-High School or to initiate the necessary procedures for its relocation to a new building, which is the only and definitive solution to the problem?
3. As a short-term solution to the school's building problem, do you plan to provide morning education by placing Prokat classrooms in the courtyard of the annex building?"