Cameron criticises delay of education review

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Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has criticised the Scottish Government’s decision to delay the report of the OECD education review of Scottish education from February 2021 until after next year’s Holyrood elections.

Mr Cameron  said: “This announcement will be greeted with dismay across the Highlands and Islands where there is widespread concern about narrowing subject choices,  which are restricting the career choices available to our young people and reducing the options for study at university. 

“The Scottish education system used to be the envy of the world but, in recent years, we have been slipping down the league tables, and this needs to be urgently addressed, rather than further deferred.

“While I accept that the COVID-19 crisis has made assessment visits and stakeholder events more difficult, frankly such a lengthy delay seems unnecessary.”