Lowering the bar
Maybe we’ve seen it all now, after the Education Ministry said it wants the state’s scholarship foundation, IKY, to give grants not just to top students – those who graduate with grades of 8.5/10 and upwards – but also to those who succeed in graduating with lower scores ranging from 6.5 to 8.4. This is a decision that completely undermines the notion of excellence and pushes the bar lower. The reasoning behind the amendment – that not enough candidates meet the current criteria – that was submitted to Parliament is also a complete joke. It all makes us wonder what ludicrous idea this government will come up with next.