Headmen Receive University Degree

Headmen Receive University Degree

Headmen in Gaziantep are improving themselves thanks to the training given by the academicians of Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU).
In order to increase the total quality of local governments and help headmen provide a more efficient administration, HKU started “Academy of Headmen” held with the collaboration of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and Hasan Kalyoncu University. “Applied Training” programme was also provided. Fatma Şahin – Mayor, Prof. Tamer Yılmaz – Rector of HKU and headmen attended the first session of the training.
In his opening speech Prof. Tamer Yılmaz stated: “Today is the first day of the Academy of Headmen and we are here to start the sessions. We, as HKU, follow the motto of “university integrated with society”. Up to date we have led a lot of projects such as Children’s University, Mothers’ University, Craftsmen’s University, University of Industry, Academy of SME, Academy of Entrepreneurship and Academy of Development. We have given training and certificates to around 2000 people over the last three years. We are glad to take part in this project held in collaboration with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality.
Fatma Şahin – Mayor stated: “There is no age limit to learning, and life is a school itself. Therefore, we need to reach information in all aspects. You as local governors and we as people serving the society are absolutely supposed to reach the information. This is information and technology age. All the facilities of information and technology age should be known by the providers of information. That’s why; we should develop ourselves day by day. Otherwise, we will fall behind this age.”
Academicians of HKU started to give training to the headmen from the centre of city and districts. During the training trainers will teach such topics as techniques for “Official Correspondence”, “Personal Communication Skills”, “Public Health”, “Disagreement and Conciliation”, “Human Rights”, “Public Administration”, “Leadership and Entrepreneurship” and “Basic Computer Skills”.
Sessions will take one month starting as of today and each group will receive training for 8 days. Two groups out of four will go on their training during the day while the other two groups will receive training in the evening. In the end, a graduation ceremony of Academy of Headmen will be held.