“I don’t even know who Gülen or (Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdoğan are,” mother Oury Mbaye told the website following reports her child’s school could be handed over to the Turkish government-controlled Maarif Foundation. “If they are imposing managers on me that have no experience in education, I will transfer my children to a French school. I did not choose Maarif.”
The closure of Yavuz Selim schools isn’t just a blow for its students, but also for the state of education in Senegal, a country where about one-third of children remain out of school. The schools had a reputation for excellence, ranking for years among Senegal’s best. Students got top scores in national exams, and went on to study at international universities.
Several Senegalese women, including former Prime Minister Aminata Touré, the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Mariama Sarr and a reporter Amy Sarr Fall, were on Thursday honored in Dakar by the Turkish Centre for Scientific and Cultural Dialogue (ATSA), APA observed here.
Welcoming the students of the Yavuz Selim Education Institutions after their success in international competitions, Aly Ngouille Ndiaye, the industry and mines minister of Senegal, said the students of the Turkish schools are encouraging hope for the future of the country.
The top advisors on education to the Senegalese president and prime minister are Ousmane Sow and Bouhacar Signine, and both men have only praise for the Turkish Yavuz Selim education organization, which works in Senegal providing important education services to youth. Both advisors highlighted how much they would like to see more Turkish schools in their country, saying: “This is because these schools have succeeded at something we have not been able to do for years.
Turkish schools Yavuz Selim Educational Institutions are known with their qualified education in Senegal. Turkish schools opened by entrepreneurs affiliated with Hizmet Movement held a graduation ceremony for the students on their 11th academic year in Dakar.
Mining disaster victims, who lost their lives in Turkey’s deadliest mine explosion which took place in southwestern Turkish city of Manisa’s Soma district, commemorated in Senegal. Flags have been lowered to half-mast at the Yavuz Selim Eğitim Kurumları (Yavuz Selim Colleges), operating in the fields of education in Western African country of Senegal, also one of the prestigious tuition foundations in the country.
Turkish Schools continuing to contribute to the educational system of the Dark Continent. “Yavuz Selim Educational Institutions which are operating in Senegal, organized Math Olympiads in Dakar with the participation of students from five neighboring countries.
Madiambal Diagne who is the editor-in-chief of a leading newspaper, Le Quotidien, in Senegal, stated that conflict between Hizmet Movement and Turkish government has paved way for Hizmet Movement to gain recognition worldwide extensively.
Senegalese Media Owners Association Chair Madiambal Diagne says that the Turks should also be appreciated because of their approach toward education. “The best way to help people in another country like ours is to extend support in the field of education. The people who receive this educational support become industrious and decent and do their job properly.