She couldn’t hold back her tears when she saw her graduates in line after 16 years

Surprise after 16 years

In Karapınar Primary School, 8 people who graduated from the 5-A class in 2006 visited the school from outside the province and district in order to surprise their teachers on 24 November Teachers’ Day.

The students, who took their places in the classroom, greeted their teachers with roses. Öznur Sakal, who was surprised to see the students she graduated years ago, could not control her tears.

Hugging his students one by one, Sakal told reporters that he was happy to see his students in their first years of teaching at school.

Expressing that he has been doing this job for 18 years and he was so excited for the first time, Sakal said, “It was my first year, I grew up with my students. It is an honor to see them as mothers, fathers and professionals. It is an exciting and proud thing to have my students’ children study in the same class. ” he said.

“Besides being a teacher, she also gave us motherhood”

Hami Mandıralı, one of the graduate students, stated that his teacher has matured him and said, “I overcame all the difficulties with him, I studied, grew and got a job. We are very happy to be here.” said.

Burcu Keskin Alinlı also stated that Öznur’s place in them was very valuable and said, “She taught us in the years when we could not find a teacher in the village. Apart from teaching, she also became a mother to us. Our teacher Öznur is the source of my career.” used the phrases.

Merve Cici Çelik, on the other hand, stated that she was happy to be the student of Öznur, her child’s classroom teacher.

Years later, the students, who were longing for their teachers, taught again with Öznur Sakal.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at