It went technically wrong during the exam. In 59 participants, a minus sign was not visible for two questions, making the questions unsolvable. The Examination Board therefore decided to give the affected participants the maximum score for those questions.

    A student in the group who did see the questions correctly, then went to the appeal body. She had answered one of the two questions incorrectly and was just short of breath. She believes that she too should have received the maximum score for the two questions, otherwise there would be unequal treatment.

    The appeals body rejected that argument and confirmed the student’s score, which meant that she would not be allowed to start her dental training.

    The Council of State has now suspended that decision. Different exam conditions were created, it says. “So both categories of candidates have not had the same chances of passing and being ranked favorably.”