Will University Entrance Exams be Abolished in Turkey?
The President of the Council of Higher Education responded to the allegations that emerged recently that the university entrance exam would be abolished. Details are here!
YÖK (Council of Higher Education) President Özvar touched upon the recent discussions about the abolition of university entrance exams and shed light on the current stance of YÖK. Responding to the statements of MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli that the days when university exams will be abolished are not far away, Özvar stated that although there is no preparation at the moment, the Board is open to researching alternative approaches if the President directs it.
Özvar drew attention to the diversity of selection and placement processes in universities around the world, noting that in some countries, general entrance examinations are not held. Instead, he said that students in these countries apply to universities based on their academic achievements in primary and secondary education, and universities evaluate and select candidates accordingly.
President of YÖK Özvar: “Abolishing Exams Is Not On The Agenda”
Özvar also emphasized the value of Turkey’s vast experience in higher education entrance exams and suggested that this could be considered as a marketable service export. However, he also made it clear that he has no plans to abolish the university entrance exam under the current circumstances.
Özvar also shared some remarkable statistics about higher education in Turkey. Özvar stated that the total number of students enrolled in higher education reached 6,950,142 in the 2022-2023 academic year.
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