Apology issued for mistake in university test scores

The Student Selection and Placement Center apologised on 12 August for a calculation mistake in the placement scores of candidates entering Turkey’s national university entrance exam, which had led to the incorrect placement of over 1,000 people, writes Esra Ülkar for Hurriyet Daily News.

Announcing the student selection and placement results, the Student Selection and Placement Center or ÖSYM stated on 12 August that it had taken into account a “different placement score than the intended one”. According to the ÖSYM’s new calculation, 1,628 applicants who were announced on 8 August to have not gained the right to enrolment in any university, have been now placed in a university spot. Some 1,499 applicants, who were previously announced to have earned a spot in a university, lost their right to enrol.

Some legal experts suggested that as the 1,499 candidates had not yet enrolled at a university, their rights had not been ‘acquired’ yet, but they could open a lawsuit for damages related to mental anguish.
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