Directorate General of Innovation and Educational Technologies received Moustapha Mohamed MAHAMOUDi, Minister of Education and Vocational Training of Djibouti and his accompanying committee of four professionals on 22th February 2017, Wednesday between 09.30-12.00.
Directorate General of Innovation and Educational Technologies received Moustapha Mohamed MAHAMOUDi, Minister of Education and Vocational Training of Djibouti and his accompanying committee of four professionals on 22th February 2017, Wednesday between 09.30-12.00. First stop of the visit by Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Djibouti was Directorate General of YEĞİTEK. Mr. Minister and the accompanying committee were received at Ankara Tevfik İleri Anadolu İmam- Hatip Lisesi in order to introduce Turkey’s latest situation in technology use, projects implemented and works of Directorate General of YEĞİTEK.
Moustapha Mohamed MAHAMOUD, Minister of Education and Vocational Training of Djibouti; Bilal TIRNAKÇI, Director General of YEĞİTEK; Mohamad BArkad SİRADJ, Communication Advisor; Osman Abdillahi OMAR, Minister Advisor and TIKA Coordinator; Mahdi Omar Farah, Chief Supervisor of Eduaction; Abdoulkader HOUMED, Director General of Technical And Vocational Training; M. Sadık ARSLAN, Head of Communication Department of YEĞİTEK; Mehmet RÜŞEN, Head ofEducational Publications and Content Management Department of YEĞİTEK; M. Fatih ZENGİN, Principal of Tevfik İleri Anadolu İmam- Hatip Lisesi attended the event. English, Arabic and Geography courses at 9th grade classrooms were watched by teachers. After watching the courses, Mr. Minister MAHAMOUD stated that students should make great use of these opportunities to proceed further. He also said that the educational situation in Turkey is impressive and Turkey is an honourable place in Islamic world. Then, the committee visited the library, sports and fitness hall, chemistry lab, conference hall, etc.
“We plan to raise generations manufacturing technology, not consuming it”
Delivering a speech at the meeting Directorate General Bilal TIRNAKÇI expressed that they aim for raising a generation which manufacture technology not just consume by teaching teachers and students how to use technology. Stating that FATİH Project offers same educational opportunities to students with different conditions, Mr. TIRNAKÇI said that it is now possible that students can continue learning inside and outside the classroom with tablets and EBA, which gives them an unlimited freedom for education. He also pointed out that e-Okul system is another active technology implementation besides FATIH Project and said, “In e-Okul, students are followed in terms of all courses they have had since the beginning of their school life, number of absence days, academic achievements, diplomas and many more. We determine the content of education through EBA while we evaluate the results with e-Okul. We are moving forward on the ground that Our Esteemed President set for us and we are trying to build our future.”
“I saw much more than I had expected”
Later, historical background of YEĞİTEK and Turkish education system and also FATIH Project and EBA were explained through a presentation. For feedback, Minister of Education and Vocational Training of Djibouti, Moustapha Mohamed MAHAMOUD said: “I had expected to see development here however I saw much more than I had expected. Actually while watching the presentation I have realised that what you do here is what we want to do in the future. Djibouti has just began to use technology in education. We use tablets at grade 1 and 2 classrooms. We let students play informative games on tablets. We aim to be as competent as you are and make use of your experience. Before I came here, I thought Republic of Turkey and Djibouti could cooperate in education but I have seen that we could assign some experts from Djibouti to Turkey and we can share experiences. I would like to see your project concretised in Djibouti. Especially in digital and imam-hatip field. ”
After answering questions about how students receive tablets and what kind of effects tablets have on students’ learning, Director General of YEĞİTEK Bilal TIRNAKÇI stated that they would be glad to share their fund of knowledge with them.