Turkish government-allied Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy Cemal Enginyurt has blamed the head of the Higher Education Board (YÖK) for the disarray in exam dates, saying that the students are right in criticizing him.
"The person responsible for the 2020 YKS exam dates in YÖK head Yekta Saraç. If you announce the date of the exam in February and make youth prepare in accordance, it creates confusion," Enginyurt said in a tweet on May 10.
YKS 2020 sınav tarihinin sorumlusu YÖK BAŞKANI @yekta_sarac dır.— Cemal Enginyurt (@cenginyurt52) May 10, 2020
Şubat ayında sınav tarihi açıklar ve gençleri buna şartlandırırsan,sonuç böyle karışıklık yaratır.
Sayın Cumhurbaşkanım @RTErdogan bu YÖK BAŞKANI sizi boşa düşürdü. Gençler haklı,Yekta Saraç suçlu.#SınavTemmuzSonu
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has decided to bring forward the nationwide university admission exams to an earlier date in late June than scheduled, prompting outrage among students.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the date announced by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) for the exam was June 20-21. Following the pandemic, authorities said that the exam would be held on July 25-26.
Another change was made on May 4, with the final date determined as June 27-28.
In his tweet, Enginyurt also addressed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying, "This YÖK head tricked you."
"The youth is right, Yekta Saraç is guilty," he said, using the hashtag "Make the exams at the end of July."Increased anxiety tops college students’ concerns in coronavirus survey