Students to enroll in high schools nearest to their homes in Turkey’s new system
A central high school entrance exam will only be held at specific schools, Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has said, announcing that Turkey’s new education system will be based upon the principle of students enrolling at the nearest school available.
“With this new system, students will be admitted to the nearest school to where they live. That is the basic point,” Yılmaz told state-run Anadolu Agency on Nov. 5.
Revealing details of the new system called “System of Educational District and Regional Enrollment,” Yılmaz said there will be a new examination only for “project schools,” the list of which will be announced soon.
“It will be an optional exam. We are currently preparing the questions. All the examinations will be held in the province where the student lives. It will be a central exam that is executed locally. All the questions will be prepared by the Ministry,” Yılmaz said.
“We will hold this exam in the first weekend of June,” he said, adding that the exam will be a multiple-choice test system.
“It will feature 60 questions and students will have 90 minutes to answer them,” Yılmaz stated.