Scandal in Turkish Police Academy
AA PhotoNearly 200 grades were altered on Police Academy tests ahead of graduation ceremonies, allowing students to pass with grades as low as 18 out of 100 points, daily Vatan has reported.
The scandal followed recent debates about police forces in Turkey that were fueled by footage of several police officers brutally beating a man.
The grades were already set by the professors when an unexpected change in regulations under the title "evaluation method change" allowed students scoring as low as 18 out of 100 to graduate.
The professors reacted furiously when they realized the grades had been altered after they were entered into the computer system.
"I cannot really state my true feelings here," a professor wrote in an email to the teaching staff. "The law on insulting a state official prevents me from doing so."
One of the students who passed with the new regulation received 21 points out of 100 on his midterm and 16 on his finals.
Another professor accused the administration of arranging favors for specific students.
"Who gives you the right to dynamite the whole system of this school just to make it easy for three students?" the professor asked.