LIFELONG LEARNING WEEK FINALIZED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF MINISTER SELÇUKMinister of National Education Ziya Selçuk made a speech at the "Final Program of Lifelong Learning Week." Selçuk said, "We want to establish "Lifelong Learning Centers" at 15 thousand schools in 15 thousand neighborhoods. Thanks to Allah, we have started this project. Today, approximately 100 thousand people are taking apiculture training programs in public education courses and contribute to production; they are also learning greenhouse agriculture. This is disseminating public education to the veins of the society.
"Lifelong Learning Week" ended at the Kalaba District Center with the participation of Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk.
Noting that learning should not be restricted with special weeks or years, Selçuk expressed his joy to see the interest people displayed to the lifelong learning program and due to this reason extended the content of the program.
Selçuk stressed that personal and social improvement and employment are the main purposes of lifelong learning program adding that education is not limited with only school and it is necessary to create environment for giving education in every level and place throughout the lifetime.
Stating that importance of public education centers and the healing power of learning should not be neglected, Selçuk mentioned that "Lifelong Learning Neighborhood Project" carried out in the entire country by his Ministry.
"We want to establish "Lifelong Learning Centers" at 15 thousand schools in 15 thousand neighborhoods. Thanks to Allah, we have started this project," said Selçuk.
Free training programs in 400 subjects in 25 thousand villages
Stressing that another project concerning lifelong learning is organizing lifelong training programs for people living in villages, Selçuk went on to say that: "We have written letters to the muhktars of 25 thousand villages and asked them to gather a certain number of people so that we can carry education services to them. It can be about apiculture, husbandry, greenhouse agriculture, ceramic or any music instrument. We will have free training programs in any subject they want. Today, approximately 100 thousand people are taking agriculture training programs in public education courses and are contributing to production; they are also learning greenhouse agriculture. This is disseminating public education to the veins of the society. This is considering public education as a social duty."
Ankara Governor Vasip Şahin and Keçiören Mayor Turgut Altınok were also present at the ceremony.