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Turkish Maarif College wins the 25th High Schools Mathematics Competition

By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….

Organised by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Arts and Sciences Faculty, Mathematics Department, the 25th High Schools Mathematics Competition finals were held with the financial support of Onay Fadıl Demirciler Education and Science Foundation at EMU.

The finals were contested between 19 May Turkish Maarif College, Nicosia Turkish Maarif College, Famagusta Turkish Maarif College and 20 Temmuz High School.

According to the press release of the university, the finals took place at the CL Building Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall in front of a large audience. Speaking before the final commenced, Mathematics Department Chair Prof. Dr. Nazım Mahmudov provided information about the history of the competition and wished all of the schools the best of luck. Prof. Dr. Mahmudov also thanked the Onay Fadıl Demirciler Education and Science Foundation for their financial support. Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Özarslan touched upon the Mathematics Department operating under their Faculty and provided information about Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral Degree programs. Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam highlighted that EMU is a world university with a mission and vision underlining that the students need not look any further for a university where they can construct their future. Prof. Dr. Osam concluded his speech by wishing all schools that made it to the finals the best of luck.

The results of the exciting and competitive final are as follows:

The Nicosia Turkish Maarif College team comprising of Alâra Güçlü, Berk Karacin and Zekâ Kerim Okaygün finished first with their mathematics teachers Deniz Ahçıhoca Çobanoğlu and Zehra Kavuklu Tokkan,

The 19 May Turkish Maarif College team comprising of Kardelen Çoban, Uğur Berkay Çalışkan and Umut Zengin finished second with their mathematics teacher Eser Özyalçın,

The Famagusta Turkish Maarif College team comprising of Aynur Samancı, Saadet Alâra Aktuğlu and Tuğra Tolga Baki finished third with their mathematics teacher Gülây Aksoy

The 20 Temmuz High School team comprising of Eser Eroğlu, Halime Karabağ and Harun Gürgönmez won the ‘Onay Fadıl Demirciler Special Award’ with their mathematics teachers Emine Hacışevki and Remziye Korkuter.

The TED College Cyprus team consisting of Ahmet Harnuboğlu, Erden Caner and Emir Akçeşme finished second at the semi-final stage of the competition to earn the 25th Year Special Award with their mathematics teacher Melek Gavani.

At a ceremony which took place after the competition, the Nicosia Turkish Maarif College team were presented with their award by Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Sonuç Zorlu Oğurlu. The 19 May Turkish Maarif College team were presented with their award by National Education Supervision and Evaluation Board President Ahmet Karahan. The Famagusta Turkish Maarif College team were presented with their award by Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Özarslan. The 20 Temmuz High School team were presented with their award by the late Onay Fadıl Demirciler’s wife Serpin Demirciler. The TED College Cyprus team were presented with their award by Mathematics Department Chair Prof. Dr. Nazım Mahmudov.

Awards were also given for the Individual Category

Uğur Berkay Çalışkan and Umut Zengin from the 19 May Turkish Maarif College shared first place in the individual category of the competition which took place on the 16th of April 2019. Tuğra Tolga Baki from the Famagusta Turkish Maarif College came second and Zekâ Okaygün from the Nicosia Turkish Maarif College came third. Ahmet Harnupoğlu (TED College Cyprus) won the “25th Year Special Award” and Alara Güçlü (Nicosia Turkish Maarif College) won the “Onay Fadıl Demirciler Special Award”. Their awards were presented by Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Sonuç Zorlu Oğurlu, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Özarslan, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Founding Dean Prof. Dr. Ayhan Bilsel, Mathematics Department Chair Prof. Dr. Nazım Mahmudov and the late Onay Fadıl Demirciler’s daughter Naciye Demirciler.

The Nicosia Turkish Maarif College became the perpetual owner of the Onay Fadıl Demirciler Shield II which was introduced in 2014 for a 5-year period as a result of having their name engraved on the shield more than any other school during this period of time