The Commencement Day in Sinop, Turkey
The Commencement Day organized by General Directorate for Lifelong Learning in Turkey for Second Chance Schools. This ceremony organized every year in different cities in Turkey. Ministry of National Education chose Sinop for this year. On November 4, 2019, Sinop Public Education Center prepared a nice day for adult people who graduated from Second Chance Schools. Different groups joined the ceremony for taking their diplomas; women, disabilities, prisoners, older persons, etc. They shared their feelings with the participants, especially a student called Savaş ACARCA, is a prisoner in Sinop Prison for a long time, excited the participants with his words. He said ‘I prefer being an educated prisoner than an illustrated free man.’ At the end of the ceremony Governor of Sinop, Mr. Köksal ŞAKALAR and Open Education Unit of GD LLL Head of Department Mr. Ahmet Vefa GÜLER gave diplomas to the graduated students. The program finished with a cocktail that parents attended with students.