TURKEY: University departments face closure

Departments in Turkish universities with low or no enrolment are facing closure in the future, reports Hurriyet Daily News.

Many universities should change their curricula because after completing courses, students lose hope of finding a proper job and therefore choose another profession outside their realm of interests, said education journalist Abbas Güçlü.

"Not only public universities, but also some private university departments are suffering from a lack of students," he said. Even the university departments that allegedly provide more job opportunities, such as software engineering, are struggling to attract enough students. Güçlü said that before opening a course, a university should consider the unemployment rate in that course's sector.
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