November 12, 2014

19,000 students take entrance exam for Afghan-Turkish schools

In the exam, held in six provinces of Afghanistan, 19,000 students have competed to be amongst the 782 who will get their education from an Afghan-Turkish school.

Afghan-Türk Çağ Educational (ATCE) was founded in 1995, and has been running successfully since then. Afghan Turk High Schools get support from the government of Afghanistan, as well as from individual citizens of the country.

The number of students who are taking the exam to be one of students educated in Afghan-Turkish schools increases year by year. The chairmen of ATCE, Numan Erdoğan, said the number of students who attended the entrance exam doubled this year, and commented, “It makes us to feel happy.”

There are 23 Afghan-Turkish schools in the country, including a nursery, elementary schools, high schools, imam hatip high schools, university preparatory courses and Anatolian Language and Culture Centers. Seven thousand students are studying in Turkish schools in the country.

Turkish schools that are established by educational volunteers – affiliated with the faith-based Hizmet movement, inspired by teachings of Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen – across the world receive great appreciations in each country they operate.

Published on BGNNews, 12 November 2014, Wednesday