'Break up quango' call fails

6th October 2000 at 01:00
Colleges and universities have rejected any notion of breaking up the Scottish Qualifications Authority and bringing it under direct civil service control.

Tom Kelly, chief officer of the Association of Scottish Colleges, giving evidence to the enterprise and lifelong learning committee inquiry into the governance of the SQA, rejected suggestions from Scottish National Party members that problems would e eliminated by sweeping the quango away.

Colleges were not looking at a different model but rather a refined consultation mechanism, based on the existing FE focus group, to allow more input from further education. Had that been in place, early warnings from college systems experts about the difficulties in verifying data, first raised in February, could have been acted upon, Mr Kelly said.

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