Mentally disabled students seek university access
Robert Cem Osborn, a 25-year-old high school graduate and holder of five photography exhibitions, has called for support in his bid to enrol in a university on the campaign website Change.org. He gained public fame when he delivered a speech at the United Nations in March 2018.
Gün Bilgin, Osborn’s mother and head of the Down Syndrome association Down Türkiye, has pointed to many obstacles withholding mentally disabled students from university education. She said after studying with a special curriculum for 12 years, they enter “the same standardised university entrance exam to compete with graduates of standardised high schools”.
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