Students end school year in Turkey, receive report cards
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Over 17 million students received report cards on June 15, wrapping up the eight-month long school year nationwide, according to Anatolia news agency. DHA photoOver 17 million students received report cards on June 15, wrapping up the eight-month long school year nationwide, according to Anatolia news agency.
Education Minister Nabi Avcı attended the year-end ceremony at Ankara’s Gölbaşı Hacılar Elementary School, where he handed the students their report cards. Avcı gave the students pencils and books as year-end gifts.
The school year, which opened on Sept. 17 last year, will start again on Sept. 16.
Official numbers said 17,234,452 students were trained by 832,726 teachers in over 61,000 schools nationwide in the year 2012-13.
The students are not yet done, however, as June 16 sees the start of the national University Entrance Examinations (YGS), with five different sessions corresponding to different educational branches scheduled for June 15-16 and June 22-23. The first phase of the YGS was held on March 24 this year, with a total of 1,851,326 students sitting the exam. The exam was conducted across Turkey and North Cyprus in 167 exam centers and 100,452 rooms.