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Education Minister meets with Qualifications Regulator

15 June, 2011 - by John O'Dowd

Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has met with the Qualifications Regulator, Roger McCune to discuss the recent discovery of errors in examination papers.

The Minister said: “I had a useful meeting with the Qualifications Regulator, Roger McCune.

“The meeting provided an opportunity for him to update me on some of the issues that have arisen in recent weeks that have affected pupils sitting examinations here and on the action that he, in conjunction with his counterparts in England and Wales, is taking to protect the interests of pupils.

“As I said last week, pupils - and their parents and teachers - have a right to expect that the examination papers provided by awarding bodies are error-free and fit for purpose.

“I want to be satisfied that all aspects of the examination process are working smoothly and the interests of candidates are kept to the fore. I have therefore asked to be kept informed of progress as the examination season concludes and during the period where exams are being marked and results being sent to candidates.”

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