By Yesim Sert Karaaslan
ANKARA (AA) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced a number of new benefits for Turkish teachers as well as a new series of regulations on Turkey’s schooling system as part of National Education Ministry’s "2023 vision".
"I believe that with the 2023 schooling vision we will reach the level we aim to attain in the field of education," Erdogan said in the capital Ankara.
The year 2023 marks the centenary of the Republic of Turkey and the country's 2023 Vision sets specific targets for improvements in the areas of economic activity, energy, healthcare, education, and transport.
Erdogan described the country's teachers as "heroes who work devotedly anywhere that our flag flies".
The Turkish president said that kindergarten education would be compulsory in Turkey after necessary arrangements are completed.
He also announced that additional financial support will be given to schools.
"A number of measures will be taken to encourage our teachers working in underprivileged regions," he added.