(Kırıkkale Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü) COORDINATOR
Our institution is Kirikkale province, directorate of national education. We are responsible for organizing the educational activities and the other actions related to increasing the education quality. However, our organization is an Eurodesk Contact Point (Multiplier) of our city. In brief our institution is the only authority concerning the education in the city. However we are responsible for the adult education. We open the courses for the adults to train them. We get the laws and instructions, regulations from the Turkish National Education Ministry. My institution is divided to the different departments. For example assignment, public education, culture, education, research and development, computer network. Our organisation aims to provide adults with ways to develop their skills and knowledge, keeping them mentally fit and potentially more employable. It serves not only learners in adult education, but also the teachers, trainers, education staff and facilities that provide these services.
In general context our institution will participate in to the activities to realize Life Long Learning principle. Our institution is giving service 52216 students with about 3100 teachers. In addition to these normal schools we have more than 5 schools for only students who need special education.
We organize a lot of courses about capability about supplementary works, literature of health etc. for adults in the adult education centers belonging to us. We have the immigrants about 3500 so our adult education centers provide them with mass education. The institution will share knowledge and experiences about the project subject. We have been organizing some of educative courses about linguistic works as well.
Kırıkkale is in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. It is located 80 km east of Ankara. According to the 2000 census, the population of the province is 280,834, of which 192,705 live in the city of Kırıkkale. The name of the city means broken castle.
The town of Kırıkkale is located on the Ankara-Kayseri railway near the Kızıl River in central Turkey. Formerly a village, it owes its rapid rise in population mainly to the establishment of steel mills in the 1950s. These works, among the largest in the country, specialize in high-quality alloy steel and machinery. In the 1960s chemical plants were added. Kırıkkale University is located in the city.
The name of the city supposedly comes from the name “Kırık” a village 3 km north of the city combined with another name called “Kale”, meaning castle, in the centre of the city, the two were put together to make ‘Kırıkkale’. Inhabitation began in the 16th century when Turkish tribes came from the east and settled in Central Anatolia. Kırıkkale was recently declared a state in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey which is near Kızılırmak River translating to Red River. The river is used to produce rice for the Turkish economy. The natural vegetation is steppe type, and vineyards are found in abundance. Kırıkkale lies on a transitional zone between a hot summer continental climate and a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk), with cold and snowy winters and hot and dry summers. Rainfall occurs mostly during the spring and autumn.