We Bid Farewell to our 2021-2022 Graduates

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Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, which has kept growing and developing since its foundation, bid farewell to the 2021-2022 Academic Year Graduates with a spectacular ceremony. The graduation ceremony of Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, which adopts the mission of preparing its students for the future with quality education, took place in KAEU stadium with the participation of thousands of people from all over Turkey. Kırşehir Governor Hüdayar Mete Buhara, MPs Mustafa Kendirli and Metin İlhan, Mayor Selahattin Ekicioğlu, Rector of KAEU Prof. Dr. Vatan Karakaya, the protocol of our university and province, academic-administrative staff, students, and their families attended the ceremony.

The Ceremony Began with Greetings and a Graduation Parade

The graduation ceremony, which took place with the intense participation of approximately 10 thousand people, started with the Rector of KAEU Prof. Dr. Vatan Karakaya's greeting the guests at the stadium. After the greeting of Rector Karakaya, the parade of the flags of our foreign students who study at our university took place under the leadership of our Turkish Flag. After the flag parade, our graduates saluted their families, faculty members, and the protocol and made the graduation parade. After the graduates took their places, a moment of silence was held and the National Anthem was sung.

Şed Belt was put on the Top Scoring Student from the Faculty of Medicine Student, and all Graduates Took the Ahi-Order Oath.

This year Huriye Arıkan from the Faculty of Medicine became the top student of Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, which graduates thousands of students every year. Arıkan gave a speech on behalf of all graduate students while graduating with a grade point average of 3.91. Stating that she was excited to graduate from Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, which they came to with big dreams, Arıkan said that Kırşehir Ahi Evran University contributed greatly to her individual development. Huriye Arıkan said, “We will continue to bloom and bear fruit in different climates thanks to the education we took here.” said. After her speech, Huriye Arıkan put her name on the graduation log as a symbol of ranking highest. Finally, at our university, where every student takes Ahi-Order Culture and Civilization lessons, the traditional sed belt ceremony was held as a representation of the civilization. Rector Karakaya has put the şed belt on the top-ranking student. After the şed belt ceremony, all students took the Ahi-Order Oath.

Every Beginning Opens a Door to an End, and Every Ending Opens a Door to a New Beginning

The Rector of KAEU Prof. Dr. Vatan Karakaya started his speech by greeting thousands of students and parents. Prof. Dr. Vatan Karakaya said that it was time for our students to graduate from the departments they have won by making great efforts to realize their future hopes and that every beginning opens a door to an end and every end opens a door to a beginning. Emphasizing that they came to the end of the education process that seemed like a long time when they started university, Rector Karakaya continued as follows: “However, besides a new beginning, you have undertaken the honorable and heavy burden of social life. Transforming the knowledge, skills, and competencies you have acquired to fulfill this responsibility into words beyond the age is among the basic duties of the young people who grow up in Anatolian lands.” Karakaya specifically asked young people to be hopeful for humanity.

We have reached 100 departments from 58 departments, the number of foreign students exceeded 1000, and we received full accreditation from YÖKAK for 5 years

Expressing that Ahi Evran University has achieved many successes and innovations during his tenure, Karakaya summarized these points as follows: “During our tenure, we completed the construction of most of our campus buildings. While there were 58 departments between 2006-2015, we opened 42 new departments in our period, mainly in the Faculty of Medicine, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Music and Anatolian Folk Arts, and ensured student diversity. We accelerated the internationalization of our university with foreign students. Our number of foreign students, which was 9 when we took office, has reached almost a thousand today. We became one of the 5 pilot universities in the field of Agriculture and Geothermal, with the announcement of our President, chosen among 41 universities, which is a renewal project in Turkish Higher Education. We have implemented a project that will become a Model for Turkey. We brought the Ahi Competency-Based Education Project (AYDEP) to our country. Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, which guarantees quality education, was entitled to receive the "Full Institutional Accreditation Certificate". Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, which is one of the 12 universities that took part in the Institutional Accreditation Program implemented in the field of higher education in Turkey in 2021 by the Higher Education Quality Board (THEQC), received the Full Institutional Accreditation Certificate for 5 years.

After Rector of KAEU Prof. Dr. Vatan Karakaya, Kırşehir Governor Hüdayar Mete Buhara, Deputies Mustafa Kendirli and Metin İlhan, and Mayor Selahattin Ekicioğlu made a speech to encourage young people to be ambassadors of Kırşehir, to visit this beautiful city in the future, and to contribute to the work they do to serve humanity.

After the speeches, graduation certificates and awards were given to our students who ranked highest in their faculties, colleges, and vocational schools. After the award ceremony was held on a unit basis, our graduates threw their caps into the air and experienced the joy of graduation. The ceremony ended with the concert of the Band "Güyalar Alemi".