Controversy surrounds quotas for mature female students
While this initiative aimed to provide educational opportunities for women who have not had a chance to pursue higher education earlier in life, the outcome has led to considerable controversy.
Over 17,600 women have benefited from these newly allocated quotas, but the controversy centres around the placement results. Many women over the age of 34 were able to secure spots in prestigious universities, such as Bogazici University and Middle East Technical University, despite having lower entrance exam scores than traditional undergraduate applicants.
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