In response to the announcement that all A level and GCSE pupils in England are to get their teacher assessed grade, Liberal Democrats have called on Boris Johnson to apologise to the thousands of students who feel betrayed by the government's shambolic handling of this year’s exams.
Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said:
"Despite the warnings, the Education Secretary's botched handling of grade awards has left countless young people stressed and anxious. The Prime Minister must show leadership and personally apologise for his Government's shambles.
"This U-turn is victory for common sense and rightly answers calls from Liberal Democrats and others, but it should never have gotten this far.
"While it is embarrassing for the Government, it has been excruciating for students. It is clear the Education Secretary is out of his depth. If he doesn't walk, he must be pushed.
Parliamentary Spokesperson for Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park, Hina Bokhari, added:
“This is just another example of this shambolic government and it’s poor leadership. As a teacher, a founder of a mentoring charity for young people and parent, I’ve seen this government to be anti-teacher by not following their advice in the first place and anti-young people by callously trying to use an algorithm to dictate their life chances.”
This government is not the government for the future generations and the education minister must take responsibility and resign.”