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Scotland cancels exams in 'unprecedented' move

Scottish education secretary John Swinney has confirmed exams will not go ahead this year in Scotland in a move that he said signals the gravity of the pandemic.



Speaking to MSPs at Holyrood John said:


"In all our history Scotland has never cancelled the exams. Since 1888 they have been held every May or June, without fail.


"In the midst of two world wars the exams went ahead. It is a measure of the gravity of the challenge we now face that I must today announce the exams will not go ahead this year."

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