Afghan-Turk school medalists honoured
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of Afghan-Turk schools’ students who have won medals in different international competitions were honoured in capital Kabul on Thursday.
At a ceremony held in Afghan-Turk girls’ school in Kabul, many dignitaries including the minister of education, director general of Afghan-Turk schools, lawmakers and parents were in attendance.
Mohammad Neman Ordegan, Afghan-Turk school general director, said this year their students had good performances in international competitions held in Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Iran, India, Georgia, Romania, Turkey, Kenya, Azerbaijan and South Africa.
He added Afghan students were able to grab 79 gold medals, 37 silver and 38 bronze medals in those competitions.
The students, according to Ordegan, had competed in different fields of computer sciences, mathematics, environment, science, inventions, English and Turkish languages, physics, chemistry, social sciences and painting.
Some of the students were to attend competitions in the US, the Netherlands and Canada but they faced problems due to visa restrictions, he added.
He said since Afghan-Turk schools started operating in Afghanistan, their students had won more than 717 medals including gold, silver and bronze.
The Afghan-Turk schools general director said their students had good performance domestically as well as 98 percent of their high school graduates had successfully passed Kankor or university entrance examinations.
Assadullah Hanif Balkhi, the education minister, lauded students’ performance on international stages. “The medals these students have won are indeed a pride for the nation. We announce our full support for these schools.”
Munir, a student of 11th class from Kandahar Afghan-Turk high school who won a gold medal from Azerbaijan, said: “I can’t express how happy I am. I still can’t believe I’ve won a gold medal.”
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