A report into the overhaul of Scotland’s education system including the scrapping of two central bodies has been published in the wake of further criticism of the national exams body.

Scotland’s education secretary said there would be no compulsory redundancies at the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Education Scotland, which employ more than 1200 people.

Professor Ken Muir’s inquiry into the reform of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Education Scotland has been made public a day earlier than planned after an “administrative error” resulted in information being shared outside the Scottish Government.

Education secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville was due to make a statement at Holyrood on the report on Thursday afternoon but it was revealed this was brought forward to Wednesday, the day after the SQA’s much-anticipated exam revision support was branded “laughable”.

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