Turkey’s Ambassador to Bandar Seri Begavan Prof. Dr. Hamit Ersoy stated that the Turkish lessons that his wife Lale Ersoy voluntarily started in 2022 had a wide impact in the national media.
Ersoy said, “We started to offer Turkish lessons in a wide range, including the bureaucrats of the Prime Ministry, first at universities,” Ersoy said. used the phrase.
Ersoy announced that Turkish has been included in the curriculum as a “compulsory foreign language” course at Sultan Şerif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA) and will be taught in the new academic year, which will start on July 26.
“Thus, 200 students in the first and second year of the university will be taking Turkish lessons in 8 different classes every year.” Ersoy, who used the expression, stated that Turkish will be taught as an “elective course” at Brunei University of Technology (UTB) and Brunei Darusselam University (UBD) in the near future.
Education diplomacy gains momentum in Brunei
In the statement made by Yunus Emre Institute (YEE), it was stated that since 2022, the educational diplomacy initiatives carried out in coordination by the Bandar Seri Begavan Embassy and YEE Kuala Lumpur representation continue to be implemented.
In the statement, it was emphasized that the position of Turkish among the languages demanded in Brunei is getting stronger day by day.