A remarkable program was held in Addis Ababa for the Ethiopian final of the 12 th International Turkish Olympiads was followed with great joy.
The program was held in Sheraton Hotel in the city with the participation of around 450 people, most of whom are the parents of the students attending Internationa Nejashi Turkish School.
The students competed in several areas such as song, dance, theatre and poem to be able participate in finals of the Turkish Olympiads in June. The audience was chanted with the performances of the students.
Each year, about 15,000 students around the world prepare for the Olympiads, but only the finalists who win at national competitions are invited to attend the huge international competition in Turkey. The competition will see gold medals given to the top 10 individuals, silver medals given to the top 10 percent of competitors and bronze medals given to the top 30 percent of competitors.
The students, who have been groomed and educated by the Turkish teachers at the PakTurk schools, seem down in the dumps since word about their mentors’ departure got round. The teachers are scheduled to leave Pakistan in the coming week following the government’s deadline.
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