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Under consideration PE1875: Public inquiry into the Scottish Qualifications Authority
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to order a public inquiry into the actions of the Scottish Qualifications Authority during academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Previous action taken
I have contacted my newly elected MSP Jackie Dunbar and had no response.
In the last two academic years we have seen major failings by both Scottish Government and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in terms of closing the attainment gap within the education system.
I believe that young people have been severely let down and now the SQA seem to be passing the blame onto teaching staff. This is totally unacceptable.
There needs to be a review of the SQA’s actions during the last two academic years, which includes young people across Scotland. We cannot keep letting history repeat itself because, I believe, young people are slowly losing faith in the Scottish Government and the SQA.
This petition is now under consideration by the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee