The government motion which was brought down to Parliament yesterday, removed the coefficient added to the university entrance test grades, from the specific school’s academic achievement and replaced it with personal achievement grades. This will enable graduates of religious schools to enter medical, law and all other faculties.
Moreover, the motion also abolishes the powers of the Higher Education Motion on the university entrance test. Therefore the Education Ministry will be the sole body having the authority over these tests. Regarding the motion, which is claimed by AKP to promote social peace, Education Minister Huseyin Celik said, “This issue of coefficient became a kind of gangrene in Turkey. We will eliminate a big victimization in our high schools.”
The Preachers’ Schools, of which PM Erdogan is also a graduate, had suffered a serious blow when their middle schools were invalidated because of the 8-year compulsory education.