Principal bans boys from applying for test with girls
DHA PhotoA school principal in Erzurum has banned male students from applying for the Public Personnel Selection Examination (KPSS) at the school's building because female students were applying at the same time, private broadcaster NTV reported on its website.
Hilmi Özbek, the principal for Erzurum's all-girls Nene Hatun High School, branded it "ugly" for male and female students to stand together, claiming they were "too close" too each other.
"This is a girls’ school," Özbek said. "Only girls should apply here. Boys should go to another school nearby, and we may prevent this ugliness."
Boys who accompanied their sisters or fathers who were with their daughters were exempt, however, Özbek added.
Students in Turkey apply to nationwide examinations from schools all around the country based on their place of residency, regardless of which school they attend.