'Crisis' is almost over

1st September 2000 at 01:00
APPEALS will concentrate first on Higher and CSYS candidates because university and college applicants need speedy confirmation of their final grades.

But this "crisis" has now been virtually resolved as the SQA catches up with the backlog from missing or incomplete results.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service had announed a headline-grabbing figure of 10 per cent fewer admissions of Scottish students into higher education compared with last year, then revised it to a 2.3 per cent difference by last Friday and to 0.7 per cent by Wednesday, representing 150 fewer students.

Neither figure received the same prominent media coverage as the first.

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