President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke at the Opening Ceremony of 2019-2020 Higher Education Academic Year. The highlights of Erdogan's statements are as follows:
The greatest injustice is the injustice in education and training. Because it is very difficult to compensate.
We removed the coefficient injustice. In line with the demand of our nation, we ensured that the Quran and Siyer-i Nebi courses were taken.
The number of universities increased from 76 to 207, and the number of students increased from 1.6 million to 8 million. The number of students in higher education in Germany is 3 million and we have 8 million. When the Chancellor found out, he said, "I didn't know that." There is undoubtedly a distance we have to go about in terms of quality. But note that we are increasing the number of faculty members. Now our desire is to increase the quality of our students and teachers.
WE TAKEN THE UNIVERSITY TO OUR SOS
Some 13 years ago, when we decided to open a university in every city in our country, some of us criticized us. Was it possible for the poor fukaran to send his son from Hakkari to Istanbul and Ankara? Was it possible for him to have such an opportunity?
But what we have done is not sending your son to Istanbul; we brought the facilities to the feet of our pups by taking the university to Hakkari.
Now the success rate has increased in many provinces in the Southeast. We had the first place students. The first degree students can leave Şırnak.
Therefore, if the facilities are prepared, they will leave Şırnak, Iğdır and Hakkari.
It is the best expression of the ability of our children to reach this point, especially through their efforts.
SOME PLACES DO NOT COME TO THE PLACE WE EXPECTED
I would like to remind all the rectors, especially the managers of the new universities, once more about the weight of their duties. A good manager can move his company forward in 4 years. I know we have admirable universities like this. However, some of our universities still have not reached the place we expect from them. I expect our rectors to make more efforts to integrate the city with universities.
In the coming term, we will raise the criteria for rector appointment much higher, and we will undergo a very rigorous academic and administrative review process.
We pay 500 pounds credit / scholarship to our students. 1 million 613 thousand students benefit from scholarship opportunities. We also removed the tuition fee. Doomsday when the mortar is given now disappear.
FOUNDATION UNIVERSITIES WORK COMMERCIAL
Foundation universities have ceased to be foundations and are fully commercial. The bosses of the foundation universities are trying to fill their pockets.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SHOULD BE RECEIVED
The expansion of educational opportunities in our country brought a new situation. A diploma alone means nothing. Vocational education must be reconsidered and made attractive to young people.
TRIPLE SUMMIT IN ANKARA
We held a summit with Rouhani and Putin in Ankara. We made very important decisions about the solution of the humanitarian and political crisis in Syria. One of the most important achievements of the summit is the approval of the members of the Constitutional Committee.
If there is no result in two weeks, we will launch our own operational plans.
We expect much stronger support for both Idlib and the Euphrates. Now we do not feed us, we expect action.