The official opening conference of the Technical Assistance for Increasing Attendance and Enrolment Rates in Secondary Education was organised in Ankara on 26 July 2022. The opening conference, which was hosted by the Deputy Minister of National Education Prof. Dr. Petek AŞKAR, started with the opening speeches of the Deputy Director General of Consortium leader Eductrade S.A. Mr. Julio NOGUÉS, Director of European Union and Financial Assistance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Ms. Süreyya Erkan and Deputy Head of Economic and Social Development Section of the European Union Delegation to Türkiye Mr. Laurent GUIRKINGER.
In the sessions held following the opening speeches, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education in Balıkesir University Prof. Dr. Uğur GÜRGAN and Academic Advisor in the Institute of Education of ORT Uruguay University Dr. Gabriel Diaz MAGGIOLI delivered their presentations respectively on Attendance and Enrolment Rates in Secondary Education in Türkiye and Early School Leaving in the European Union. In the last session of the opening conference, a panel on “Attendance and Enrolment Rates in Secondary Education”, moderated by Prof. Dr. Uğur GÜRGAN, was held with the participation of the Head of Department of Student Affairs and Social Activities of the General Directorate of Secondary Education of the MoNE Mr. Serkan KOCABAŞ, Lecturer in the Faculty of Educational Sciences of Ankara University Prof. Dr. Şakir ÇINKIR, UNICEF Equal Opportunity in Education Program Manager Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kâmil KURTUL and School Principal of Keçiören Genç Osman Anatolian High School Ms. Semiha BUDAK BALI as panellists.