General director resigns over government's push to have university exam

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Karin Röding, the general director of the Swedish Council for Higher Education, announced she was stepping down after politicians have second-guessed the council's decision to cancel this autumn's university entrance exam.

Normally, the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test is held twice a year. But the coronavirus pandemic prompted the council to cancel both occasions, saying the test can not be carried out in a safe manner.

The government and its parliamentary partners have felt otherwise, saying the standardized exam could still go ahead albeit in a more limited form.

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