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Foreign students of the TRNC will take an exam on the knowledge of the Turkish language

Foreign students of the TRNC will take an exam on the knowledge of the Turkish language

May 24, 2023

Education Minister Nazim Cavusoglu said that foreign students entering the primary and secondary public schools of the republic this year must pass a mandatory exam for knowledge of the Turkish language. If the level of knowledge of the language is insufficient, the child must enroll in a pre-school Turkish language course, which will last all of August, as well as attend additional Turkish language classes in the afternoon after the main lessons during the school year.

Probably, this practice was introduced following the example of the work of state educational institutions in Turkey, where this rule has been in effect for foreign students for a long time. This innovation does not apply to private schools, where education is often conducted in English.

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