The Ministry of National Education has broadened the scope of the regulations that allow students with mild intellectual disabilities or mild autism spectrum disorder to take the examination of higher education institutions (YKS ) for graduates of specialized vocational schools, thus increasing access to university. both former graduates and graduates of vocational training centers in special education. paved the way.
With the regulation on special education services published in 2018, the name of vocational training centers in special education was changed to vocational school in special education.
In recent years, the Ministry of National Education, which has implemented a major transformation by implementing numerous projects in vocational education, has published the regulation amending the regulation on special education services, which allows graduates of specialized vocational schools to take the university exam in July 2021.
The Ministry of National Education has widened the scope of this regulation and has opened the door to the university to those who have a vocational school diploma in specialized education before July 2021 and to those who have a certificate. of vocational training center specialized education. Graduates of these schools will now be able to apply to YKS.
National Education Minister Mahmut Özer said that they continue their efforts to make life easier for people with disabilities and want to make positive contributions to the full participation of people with disabilities in social life.
Stating that 186 students with mild intellectual disability or mild autism spectrum disorder received education in 13,673 vocational schools, Özer said:
“Graduates of these schools did not have the opportunity to enter higher education and could not pursue higher education. In July we made an improvement and from 2021 we allowed those with a vocational school diploma in special education to enter university. We have taken a new step in this regard and offered the possibility of entering university to those who hold a “certificate of studies in a vocational training center in special education” and a “vocational school diploma in special education. ”Before the publication of the modification of the Rules.