Keyword: Africa

Madagascar’s first international award came from a Turkish school’s student

Miary Lalah Rakotoarison, a student attending a Turkish school in Madagascar, brought an international success to his country. Miary Lalah Rakotoarison won a gold medal under the math category in The Young Inventors Project Competition, which was held in Georgia.

Deputy Prime Minister Arınç praises Turkish schools in Nigeria

Bülent Arınç met with Nigerian officials and also visited Nigerian Turkish International College and Nigerian Turkish Nile University. “I am proud of the achievements of Turkish schools in the international arena,” Arınç said during his visit to Nigerian Turkish Nile University.

President of Zambia Mr. Rupiah Banda thanks Turkish investors in education

President Banda said he had been to Turkey twice and was impressed with the country’s standards of education and that is why he had requested Turkish partners to come to Zambia and work with the Government in the pursuit of quality education. Mr. Rupiah Banda has advised the Ministry of Education to pay serious attention […]

Second Turkish food and culture festival held in South Africa

Ten thousand people attended the second Turkish Culture and Food Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, tasting Turkish cuisine for the first time, Turkish döner kebabs, kebabs, baklava and other traditional dishes.

Deputy Premier Arinc: We are quite happy of the success of Turkish schools in Yemen

Arinc said: “I give my thanks to all my brothers and sisters who came here from Turkey with enthusiasm to open these schools and who enjoy working here with devotion and pleasure.

Turkish investors eye Kenyan school sector

Turkish investors have set their sights on the Kenyan education sector following the success story of a chain of schools in Nairobi and Mombasa. The businessmen now plan to establish one more school in Kisumu and a private university.

Turkish experience in Sudan: making a difference

ABDULLAH BOZKURT Turkish volunteers also established what many here say is a very accomplished school in the capital, nurturing and educating future generations of Sudanese who will be keen to maintain friendly ties between the two nations. I was not planning to end up in Darfur last week when I booked the flight to Ankara […]

Deputy speaker of Kenya Parliament: “I Gave Out Fethullah Gülen’s books to Congressmen”

Farah Maalim, Kenya’s deputy speaker of the parliament, thinks that the Turkish schools in his country, and in the rest of Africa “changes lives”.

Turkish school honored with state medal in Laos

Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, has honored a Turkish school, the Eastern Star Bilingual School, with its highest state medal for the school’s excellent performance in an international olympiad. The medal was bestowed upon the school by the republic’s president, Choummaly Sayasone, and was presented at a ceremony hosted by the Ministry of […]

‘Every minister I met in Africa asked for more schools’

İSA YAZAR, ABUJA “I meet with my colleagues in every African country I visit. The common wish they all have is for more [Turkish-run] schools to be opened. I care very much about these schools. I visit them every time,” Çağlayan, who is on an official visit to Nigeria, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, said during […]

Turkish schools key to success in Africa

It is very pleasing to hear that, just as in Uganda, a prime minister mentions Turkish schools out of the blue and these schools have strong ties to the highest profile officials, as well as to civil society groups and even members of minority religions in those countries. Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister Bülent […]

Turkish school takes US approach to get foothold in Egypt

“We have a character education program,” said the school principal, Mr. Shimshek. “We focus on responsibility, respect, caring, citizenship and giving back to society.”

Zambia seeks flow of Turkish investments at TUSKON event

ERGIN HAVA/MAHIR ZEYNALOV The southern African country of Zambia is expecting to attract a noticeable amount of Turkish investment following a business forum organized by the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) in İstanbul on Wednesday. Speaking at the opening of the Turkey-Zambia Trade and Investment Forum, Zambian President Rupiah Bwezani Banda invited Turkish […]

Ethiopian schools put Turkey on curriculum

MARY FITZGERALD, Addis Ababa “MERHABA! MERHABA!” – the Turkish greeting echoes through the school corridor as neatly uniformed Ethiopian children welcome a visitor.That morning the children sang the Turkish national anthem along with their own. On the school walls, vocabulary charts to help pupils improve their command of Turkish hang alongside framed verses of Rumi’s […]

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