November 24th Teachers' Day Message from Rector Kutluhan


Pamukkale University Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kutluhan published a message on the occasion of November 24th Teachers' Day.

"Those who make the most effort to transform a nation into a prosperous society are the ones who have the most say in the construction of civilization.

In these days, when our beloved Turkish nation has completed the first century of our Republic and stepped into the Turkish Century, another important duty belongs to our teachers. In fact, Ghazi Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK's maxim: "Education is what makes a nation live either as a free, independent, glorious, high community; or it leaves a nation to bondage and misery." is reminiscent of this very duty. Because the Turkish society, which has reached today with an anti-imperialist attitude, has the power and determination to continue in every field, especially education, with the same spirit of independence in the transmission and sustainability of this.

The ability of our teachers, who are the indispensable heroes of our world of education and training, to develop themselves in accordance with the requirements of the age in the production, development and transfer of knowledge to the future will not only advance a society; it will directly affect the progress of the Turkish Century with its support for the formation of domestic and national moves. This is why ATATÜRK's words "Teachers!  The new generation will be your work." must be perceived correctly and put into practice.

A teacher is not only a transmitter of knowledge to students, but also a thinker who can make them feel the meaning of life, free thought and whose material is human beings. A teacher is an artist who embraces our national and spiritual values in every corner of our country and draws his/her strength from love. They are an important value that can determine the place of a nation in the world. It should not be forgotten that today's successful individuals who shape the world are the work of yesterday's successful educators and devoted parents.

With this belief, I commemorate with gratitude and mercy all our teachers, especially Ghazi Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, the Chief Teacher, our educators who were martyred in the line of duty and all our teachers who have passed away.

 Happy "November 24th Teachers' Day"! Best regards..."

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