Hasan Kalyoncu University is one of the third universities entitled to “ Free University distinction award ” at the award ceremony held under the presidency of council of Higher education (YOK).
“ Free University flag and distinction awards ceremony” for the year 2018 was held for the purpose of assessment related to establishing education environment being accessible for everyone and programs for foundation and state universities in our country and identifying the institutions working devotedly.
HKU IS ONE OF THE 3 FREE UNIVERSITIES
At the ceremony held in Ankara, higher education institutions were assessed to support complete and fair participation around the campus for individuals having different disabilities. While,”orange, green and blue flag prize” respectively was awarded to the institutions meeting the criteria within the scope of space accessibility, education accessibility and sociocultural activities accessibility, “Free Program Distinction” prize was awarded to the departments making their programs accessible in all senses by the type of disability. HKU faculty of education, department of special education was one of the 3 universities deemed worthy for “free program distinction award” by YOK.
AN AWARD MORE TO HKU IN ITS 10thANNIVERSARY
Rector of HKU, Prof. Dr. Tamer Yilmaz hosted dean of HKU Faculty of education Prof. Dr. Sener Buyukozturk and president of department of HKU special education and coordinator of free unit Dr. Academician Nilay Kayhan at his office and congratulated them. Yilmaz conveying his thanks to faculty of education, department of special education said that: “Universities should be the institutions producing science for the society, above all, offering infrastructure and opportunity necessary for students to realize their dreams. Hasan Kalyoncu University is happy with receiving an award again thanks to its activities since its foundation in its 10th anniversary. I thank to all academic and administrative personnel and our students allowing us experience this product. Hasan Kalyoncu University will carry on its works to provide the best education in all senses and dynamically all the time.”
OBJECTIVE OF HKU IS TO BECOME ACCESSIBLE FOR THE DISABLED STUDENTS
Academician Nilay Kayhan expressing that families and schools have great roles in growing up young people as a world citizen spoke as follows: “Hasan Kalyoncu University considering educating qualified teachers as a responsibility regards evidence-based and scientific practices. Our department of special education aims to educate teachers adopting corporation with institutions and organizations providing services, serving as a consultant for searching and utilizing society sources as a priority target, based on individual differences. We as Hasan Kalyoncu University, faculty of education, department of special education, being entitled to Free distinction award by Higher Education Council for its related works, apply program for the sight-disabled students as accessible for complete and fair participation. Our aim is to make our program be accessible by different types of disability and to be preferred by the disabled students among higher education institutions and to appear in a guide manual. By this means, prospective teachers will have the opportunity to graduate as special education teachers in an applied way by studying and living in an accessible program” and also said that the origin of their success was the full support of academic and administrative units at the university and faculty and fair education perception.