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Third want UK Government in charge of Wales' education

An exclusive poll by ITV Cymru Wales has revealed that 30% think the UK Government and Parliament should be in charge of Wales' education.

30% want UK Government in charge Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The findings come as Wales marks 20 years since voting in favour of devolution.

Education is one of the key areas of devolved power, and our poll shows the majority of people are happy with the situation.

Students taking an exam earlier this yea Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images

Since devolution there have been many significant developments in Wales' education system, with the introduction of the Foundation Phase, and also our approach to student finance.

Going forward, one of the key areas of development are the changes to qualifications for GCSEs and A levels, with Welsh made qualifications in both areas.

The results this summer were mixed, with a concern that early entry in GCSEs were bringing results down, whilst there was an improvement in the numbers getting the top A* grade at A levels.

Kirsty Williams is the current Education Secretary Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA Images

Kirsty Williams AM is the current Education Secretary. Speaking at the Liberal Democrat annual conference in Bournemouth recently, she said education is 'our national mission':

"...as Education Secretary – my promise to every parent, teacher and child in Wales is that I will never compromise on raising standards in the classroom."

– Kirsty Williams AM, Education Secretary

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