The Secretary General of the Turkish Cypriot Teachers’ Union (KTÖS), Burak Maviş, has expressed concern over the state of higher education in the country. In a written statement, Maviş highlighted the prevalence of human trafficking, plagiarism, and fake diploma corruption in higher education, overshadowing the focus on genuine education and scientific advancement.
Maviş attributed the issues in higher education to an unchecked approach that prioritizes quantity over quality, resulting in a continuous cycle of crises. He also criticized the Higher Education Planning, Supervision, Accreditation and Coordination Board for its inaction despite previous warnings.
Furthermore, Maviş drew attention to the crisis of confidence in the country, citing economic instability, price increases, criminal incidents, cultural intervention, corruption, and similar events as contributing factors.
The concerns raised by Maviş shed light on the challenges facing the higher education system in Turkey and underline the need for reforms to address the issues of human trafficking, plagiarism, and corruption while restoring confidence in the education sector.