At the 1925 Teachers’ Union Congress, Atatürk says about education and training:
It is important that the education and training at all educational levels is based on business principle for our boys and girls equally. Our Counry’s children should be educated constratively, effectively and successfully in the economic field at every educational level. Our national rituals should be developed and strengthened with principles of civilazition and free thinking. This is very important. I would like to draw your attention that the morality based on fear is not a virtue and is not reliable.
İsmet İnönü says about Village Institutes:
I consider the work of Village Institute as the most precious and the most beloved of the Republic. I will closely follow the success of our children raised by Village Institutes throughout my life., 09.05.1942
İsmail Hakkı Tonguç says:
“To us, a man is one who can be useful and acomplish what needs to be done. We don’t call a man, one who talks or writes without doing work, and we don’t believe that a person who doesn’t work would be honest and smart. Such people have not been seen to lead a nation down the correct path. Incompetent people say that they love their homeland, but it is not genuine love. People who work and get things done, don’t like this attitude. This is the reason that the literate and the peasant have grown apart.”