A Scottish Government spokesman said, "Ministers were not informed of this SQA
deal last March.
Continuing their attempts to bring the examination process into the 21st Century, the SQA
also announced that, for the first time this year, five papers will be marked by electronic grading technology.
spokesman said all affected students had been identified and the organisation would be working over the weekend to trace missing results and correct the mistakes, which were the result of "data management problems".
However, 61 per cent still had "concerns" about the SQA
Even after spending over pounds 11 million of emergency funding the SQA
is still unable to secure the confidence of Scotland, still less the confidence of young people, parents and teachers who it exists to serve.
admitted this week that some candidates would receive incomplete certificates because of 1,400 outstanding queries, but pledged to clear up any omissions as quickly as possible.
But a spokesman for the SQA
said it was too early to discuss any pay-off.
The senior secured bank credit facility is an obligation of several of SQA
's subsidiaries, and it is not an obligation of SQA
and is not guaranteed by SQA
Last year, the SQA
botched the results and left 17,000 students with worthless grades.
There were demands for then Education Minister Sam Galbraith to be fired, as the SQA
blamed data management errors for the chaos when the scale of the disaster unfolded.
A spokesman for the SQA
defended the visit and said the Omani officials, with whom the body has a long-standing contract, would be focusing on exam setting rather than the processing of results.
strengths in the relationship are their flexibility, expertise, technology and proximity to the customer over the last eleven years.