Woman forced to remove piercing before sitting exam
A woman in the Central Anatolian province of Kırıkkale was only permitted to sit yesterday’s Public Personnel Selection Examination (KPSS) after removing a nose piercing at the behest of a security guard, daily Hürriyet has reported.
The woman was stopped and prevented from entering the exam room when a female police officer noticed her piercing during a security check before the exam. She was only allowed to enter after removing her piercing.
“[Bringing in] metal objects is forbidden; it’s never happened to me before,” the unidentified woman said. “It hurt but I had to remove it in order to enter the exam.”
Meanwhile, 20 people were prevented from entering the exam room in the Thracian province of Tekirdağ because there were carrying car keys. The candidates gave up on sitting the exam after failing to find a safe place to store their keys.
The KPSS is a nationwide exam for candidates looking to acquire public service jobs.