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Education council head resigns over exams uncertainty


Swedish body left without leader after autumn examinations are canned due to Covid-19

Karin Röding, director general of Sweden’s Council for Higher Education (UHR), has resigned over the government’s handling of the autumn university entrance exams debacle.

The nationwide hogskoleprovet, known in English as the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT), was cancelled in August due to issues with social distancing and coronavirus safety. Röding said she resigned in response to an apparent government U-turn, after the Swedish opposition party upped pressure to run the exams.

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