Turkish student graduated from Bosnian school after 135 years

For the first time since Bosnia and Herzegovina was no longer part of the Ottoman Empire, a student from Turkey has graduated from the Gazi Husrev Madrasah, the oldest educational institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Turkish student graduated from Bosnian school after 135 years

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Gazi Husrev Madrasah (religious high school), built under the commission of Sultan Bayezid II’s grandson Gazi Husrev Bey in 1537, is one of the rare institutions in the Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europe which has provided education for 463 continuous years.

Many students from Anatolia had graduated from this school, which was an important educational institution in the Balkans during the Ottoman period, until the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1878.

During the 463th graduation ceremony held last Saturday, Saliha Balci became the first student from Anatolia to graduate from the school in 135 years. 

Last Mod: 03 Mayıs 2013, 17:44
Add Comment