School pupils give a mixed response to the scrapping of GCSE and A-level exams next year.
By Ben Butcher
By Judith Burns
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Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop says Scotland's economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis "has to be education-led" through the university and college sector, "with their connections to business and communities".
Colleges will be able to swiftly up-skill people to take on the economic and employment challenges we now face, she says.
"We need to quickly adapt our labour market for an economy that requires a workforce with a digital, low-carbon, renewable, financial and health and care focus," Ms Hyslop says.
This will also help young people in particular avoid time spent in unemployment, she adds.