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Children from Kurdish rural regions succeed in Turkish high school entrance exam

A high number of students scored all of the questions correctly in the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education (TEOG) exam carried out on April 27 and 28.

Similar to previous years, children from these impoverished regions, who don’t have the financial privileges to pay for private lessons and who have to work outside school time, presented major successes in the exam.

Even though they revised for the exam while working in fields or shepherding, they managed to shine among 1,185,328 students who sat TEOG thanks to their endless ambitions. 

One such example is Habib Bitkin, 14, from the Çemişgezek district of the eastern province of Tunceli. Bitkin prepared for the exam while herding sheep in order to help his family make a living. He answered 119 out of the 120 questions correctly. 


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