Yusuf Tekin (born 3 August 1970) is a Turkish bureaucrat and politician. He is the Minister of National Education of the 67th government of Turkey.[1]

Yusuf Tekin
Tekin in 2023
Minister of National Education
Assumed office
4 July 2023
PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byMahmut Özer
Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University Rector
In office
8 September 2018 – 4 July 2023
Preceded byİbrahim Uslan
Succeeded byİlhan Üzülmez
Undersecretary to the Minister of National Education
In office
28 May 2013 – 10 July 2018
MinisterNabi Avcı
İsmet Yılmaz
Preceded byMehmet Emin Zararsız
Succeeded byOffice abolished.
Vice Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
19 August 2011 – 28 May 2013
Preceded byOffice founded.
Succeeded byMetin Yılmaz
Personal details
Born (1970-08-03) 3 August 1970 (age 53)
Erzurum, Turkey
Political partyIndependent
SpouseAyşe Tekin
EducationPolitical Science
Alma materAnkara University

Early life and education edit

He was born in Tortum, Erzurum in 1970. He completed his primary and secondary education in Rize, graduating from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences in 1994, and starting his professional career in the same year as a research assistant at Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.

Tekin, who completed his master's degree in political and social sciences in 1997 and his doctorate in 2002, was appointed as a faculty member at Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Tekin, who served as an assistant professor until 2007, became an associate professor in the field of Politics and Social Sciences in the same year.[2] After working at Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University until 2009, he was appointed to the Faculty of Security Sciences of the Police Academy.

During his academic career, he also held administrative positions such as department head, vice dean, university senate member, faculty and institute board member.

Tekin was inaugurated as the Undersecretary at the Ministry of National Education in 2013 and served as the chairman of the board of trustees of Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University between 2015 and 2018.

Tekin, who returned to teaching after the position of undersecretary was abolished with the new government system, was appointed as a professor at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration.[3] On September 15, 2018 Tekin started his duty as the rector of Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University. Tekin was appointed as the Minister of National Education on June 4, 2023,[4][5] while serving as rector.[6]

Views edit

Tekin has previously expressed his views regarding Mixed-sex education, stating that "Mixed-sex education isn't required" in 2014.[7][8]

Personal life edit

Tekin is married to Ayşe Tekin and has 3 children. He also adequately speaks English.[1][5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Presidency Of The Republic Of Turkey: Yusuf TEKİN". www.tccb.gov.tr. Retrieved 2023-11-24.
  2. ^ "Yusuf Tekin kimdir? Milli Eğitim Bakanı Yusuf Tekin hangi görevlerde bulundu?" [Who is Yusuf Tekin? Which duties has he previously served?]. birgun.net (in Turkish). BirGün. 2023-06-05. Retrieved 2023-11-27.
  3. ^ "Prof. YUSUF TEKİN | AVESİS". Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Research Information System. Archived from the original on 2023-11-28. Retrieved 2023-11-28.
  4. ^ "T.C. Resmî Gazete YÜRÜTME VE İDARE BÖLÜMÜ ATAMA KARARI" (PDF). 32211 (in Turkish). Resmî Gazete. 2023-06-04. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2023-06-03. Retrieved 2023-11-27.
  5. ^ a b "Biyografi – Prof. Dr. Yusuf TEKİN" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2023-11-27.
  6. ^ "REKTÖRÜMÜZ PROF. DR. YUSUF TEKİN MİLLÎ EĞİTİM BAKANI OLARAK ATANDI" [Our Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Tekin has been appointed as the Minister of National Education]. Haci Bayram Veli Üniversitesi. Archived from the original on 2023-11-28. Retrieved 2023-11-28.
  7. ^ Kavaklı, Ali Erkan (2014-12-11). "Milli Eğitim Şurası, Karma Eğitim, Eğitim Bir-Sen - Yeni Akit" [National Education Council, Mixed Education, Education]. www.yeniakit.com.tr (in Turkish). Yeni Akit. Retrieved 2023-11-27.
  8. ^ ""Karma eğitim zorunlu değil" diyen Yusuf Tekin, Milli Eğitim Bakanı oldu" [Yusuf Tekin, who said "Mixed-sex education isn't mandatory" becomes Minister of National Education]. birgun.net (in Turkish). BirGün. 2023-06-04. Retrieved 2023-11-27.