Live: Minister makes statement on schools and exams in lockdown

UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is due to make a statement in Parliament today after schools across the country have been closed – switched to distance learning – and exams canceled for this year.

Mr Williamson will address MEPs before a debate and vote on the new lockout rules.

He is to present MPs with a package to support young people after schools and universities are closed for all but vulnerable children and those of key workers.

Before making the statement in the House of Commons, the DfE stated that it was “a scary time for students who have worked hard on their exams”.

It added, “The government’s position is that we will not ask students to complete GCSE and A levels.

“Working with Ofqual, the department will advise on how all students can receive a grade that reflects the hard work they have done and will continue to do.”

Mr Williamson is expected in Parliament at 1 p. M.

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