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Education experts back Scotland on cancelled exams

Education council says government made right call and urges review of exam system

A group of education experts has said the Scottish government was right to cancel exams next year, claiming they had been “causes of great anxiety and disruption” for students and universities.

In a report on Scotland’s education system published on 17 December, the International Council of Education Adviser—a group of experts who advise the Scottish first minister and deputy first minister on education policy—backed the government’s decision to scrap exams in 2021 because of Covid-19.

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