WEST Scotland MSP, Jamie Greene, has written to the Education Secretary, stating that pupils unable to take exams because of coronavirus must not have their “future prospects damaged”.

The Scottish Conservative MSP has set out a list of priority areas to John Swinney following discussions with concerned parents across the country.

Mr Greene said people wanted clarity over consistency of marking.

Mr Greene said: “Although we agree that cancelling examinations to protect pupils from the coronavirus was the correct approach, John Swinney cannot ignore concerns from teachers and parents about shortfalls around fairness and consistency.

“Any system must ensure that pupils, who have spent the year working hard and preparing for these exams, do not have their future prospects damaged because of the pandemic.

“The responsibility now lies with the SNP government to respond to these concerns and, where necessary, intervene to ensure that all pupils are given equal opportunities to succeed.”


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