A former research assistant at Ankara University’s faculty of law, Cenk Yiğiter, found a way to get around a post-coup witch hunt, as he took a nationwide university entrance exam in order to get back to the grind.

Yiğiter was sacked by a government decree along with many other colleagues on Jan. 6. He joined to some 7,000 others who have lost their jobs in the aftermath of a July 15 coup attempt.

“I first set foot on [Ankara University’s] Cebeci campus as a student when I was 17, and now I am 37. I spent 20 years there,” Yiğiter told media, underlining that he both studied and was employed at the same university before he was fired in January.

“As I was dismissed, I am not allowed on the campus now. [But] I took the admission exam to get back in as a student,” he continued.

Yiğiter received a high enough score to be accepted into some faculties at Ankara University and sarcastically asked the rector of Ankara University on Twitter: “I secured a high enough score for the department of computer teaching in the educational sciences faculty. I will get on to Cebeci with a student ID. Do you have any plan [to stop me]?”