THE NUMBER OF BOOKS IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY INCREASED BY 100 PERCENT IN 5 MONTHS
After enriching the existing libraries with the new libraries built as part of the “No school without a library” project initiated by the Ministry of National Education on October 26, 2021 to reduce the gap in opportunities between schools, the number of books rose 100 percent in five months to over 56 million.
The No School Without Library project, initiated on October 26 by the Ministry of National Education under the auspices of Emine Erdoğan, wife of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to reduce the inequality of opportunities between schools, was officially launched on October 31. Completed December 2021. As part of the project, new libraries were built in 16,361 schools that did not have libraries. With the construction of new libraries, the number of books in all schools began to increase. While before the project there were 28 million 677 thousand 694 books in the libraries, with the construction of new libraries and book enrichment of existing libraries this number increased to 56 million 247 thousand 183.
The number of books in kindergartens increased to 740,574, the number of books in primary schools to 20,449,83 million, and the number of books in secondary schools to 16,858,968. While the number of books in high schools increased to 16 million 819 000 20, the number of books in other institutions such as public education centers increased to 1 million 379 000 538.
For example, the number of books in school libraries increased by 100 percent in 5 months. The ministry wants to increase the number of books in libraries to 100 million by the end of 2022.
The number of schools with more than 10,000 books rose to 163
The number of books in libraries continues to increase. The number of libraries with 10,000 to 20,000 books increased to 144 and the number of libraries with more than 20,000 books to 19. The number of libraries with between 5,000 and 10,000 books increased to 1,101.
The most recycled library is in Trabzon
As part of the project, recycling libraries with a zero-waste approach were set up in schools. With the joint efforts of students and teachers, the first of the recycling libraries that reuse unused materials has been built in Ağrı, and so far 453 recycling libraries have been built in 81 provinces. The most waste-free library was built in Trabzon with 133 recycling libraries. Trabzon was followed by Istanbul with 36 recycling libraries and Mersin with 28 recycling libraries.
Most books in Istanbul
There are 5 million 383 thousand 608 books in school libraries in Istanbul. Istanbul is followed by Bursa with 2 million 975 thousand 565 books, Ankara with 2 million 642 thousand 589 books, Antalya with 2 million 498 thousand 881 books, Gaziantep with 2 million 336 thousand 494 books and Konya with 2 million 135 thousand 364 books. The provinces with 1 to 1.5 million books each include Kocaeli, Hatay, Şanlıurfa, İzmir, Adıyaman, Sakarya, Kayseri, Mersin, Adana and Van.
The highest number of books per student in Bayburt
Bayburt has the highest number of books per student at 12. Bayburt is followed by Gümüşhane with 10.49 books, Ardahan with 10 books, Artvin with 9.76 books, Adıyaman with 8.63 books and Tunceli with 8.58 books.
In an assessment on the subject, Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer said: “One of the areas we are focusing on to increase equal opportunities in education is reducing the inequalities between schools – the school without a library” project , which we started for two months under the patronage of Ms. Emine Erdoğan. We completed it in a short time. In a short time, 16,361 schools got their new libraries. At the end of the project There was no school without a library the number of books in our schools significantly.With the libraries we built, the number of books in the libraries increased by 100 percent in 5 months to over 56 million.We aim to increase that to 100 million Pupils from 1.89 to 6.6 Congratulations to all my colleagues who have successfully implemented the process, our national director of education en, district directors, school administrators and teachers from our 81 provinces. “