Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning Committee, said:
Providing the best start in life for all our children is a priority for our Council. I'm delighted with the excellent overall performance in terms of exam results in our region. This is due to hard work on behalf of pupils and staff and the vital support of parents and guardians.
It is important to remember, however, that some may not quite have got the results they hoped for. For pupils in this situation there is support in place, with staff available with help to explore available options.
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Thousands of exam certificates will be delivered to pupils across the South of Scotland today.
4,000 teenagers in Dumfries and Galloway and 2,500 in the Scottish Borders will be waiting for the postman to deliver their results.
Thousands of exam certificates will drop through the doors of pupils across the South of Scotland today.
4000 teenagers in Dumfries and Galloway and 2500 in the Scottish Borders can expect the postman to deliver their SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) results.
Derek Keir, Royal Mail's Head of Special Events Planning, said:
This is a massive day for every pupil in Scotland, waiting for their results.
All of our postmen and women, many of whom have children themselves, understand just how important this day is for families.
Our people pull out all the stops to ensure the results are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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Over 1,000 school children performed the famous Icelandic chant from Euro 2016 to kick off the Cumbria School Games at the Sands Centre in Carlisle.
Students will compete in a number of sports and games throughout the day, before the awards ceremony this afternoon:
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Staff at the University of Cumbria are walking out today as part of a wave of nationwide strike action in a row over pay and conditions.
The dispute comes after a pay rise offer of just over one per cent from the university's governing body.
According to the university, the strike will not affect exams during the one-day walkout.
Strikes by staff at the University of Cumbria will cause disruption tomorrow, but will not affect exams, according to the university.
The forthcoming strike action proposed by UCU is part of a national dispute.
The University of Cumbria has discussed the matter constructively with UCU locally, and all parties are committed to handling the action and any associated impact in a responsible and sensible way.
The industrial action could potentially cause some disruption to formal teaching but submission of coursework and assignments as well as examinations will not be affected. The university is making every effort to mitigate any impact on students.