Turkish Maarif College Takes First Prize in Mathematics Competition
The prestigious “Ali Karasel I. Intermediate School Mathematics Competition” has recently been won by the Turkish Maarif College. The event was organized in memory of Ali Karasel, a mathematics teacher who lost his life in an earthquake. According to sources, the competition was held in two categories (individual and team) and was attended by 272 students from 29 different schools.
In the individual category, Maksim Shcharbinin from Necat British College Nicosia came in first, followed by Ozay Fevzi Uluc from Turkish Maarif College in the second-place, and Ege Hamurtekin from Famagusta TMK in the third-place. The competition also featured Ali Karasel Special Award for the fourth-place winner, Tuğra Vurana (TMK). Fatih Kerem Erbay (Famagusta TMK) won the Osman Cetintas Special Award for fifth place, while Su Gök (TMK) was awarded the Champion Angels Special Award for coming sixth.
In the team competition, the Turkish Maarif College took first place, followed by the Gazimagusa Turkish Maarif College in second place. Necat British College Nicosia came in third place.
After the competition, a ceremony was held to present the awards. The ceremony saw the participation of several professors and academics, including EMU Faculty of Arts and Sciences Mathematics Department Head Prof. Dr. Nazim Mahmudov, and EMU Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Özarslan, among others.
Speaking on behalf of the Karasel family, Karasel’s sister Nedime Karasel expressed her gratitude to everyone who has supported the earthquake, and those who contributed to the realization of the competition.
EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın also spoke at the event and underlined that they will continue to organize such events to make sure the memories of Ali Karasel and Champion Angels, who have made a great contribution to their students, are not forgotten. The Director of the General Secondary Education Department of the Ministry of National Education, Cengiz Topel Uzun, expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives.
The Ali Karasel I. Intermediate School Mathematics Competition was a great success, and it promises to promote mathematics and increase self-confidence among students.