250,000 people displaced by the earthquakes in southern Turkey are being provided accommodation at schools run by the Ministry of National Education in Malatya.
Education Minister Mahmut Özer said Wednesday that the ministry is actively utilizing its resources in 10 provinces for serving citizens.
"Currently, we host approximately 251,000 citizens in the schools of our Ministry of National Education, teachers' houses, hotels and in every place where accommodation is available.
"A remarkable mobilization has been achieved, especially in the food and beverage sections of our vocational training hotel facilities.
"We have reached the capacity to serve 372,000 hot meals per day in 10 provinces in Türkiye.
"We are working on increasing this capacity every day.”
Özer also noted that significant studies have been carried out on earthquake reinforcement in schools in the last two to three years as a ministry.
He emphasized that they will be focusing on the well-being of both teachers and students to help cope with any trauma the disaster has caused.