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Representatives meet over leaving cert exams

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 06/05/2020. Representatives meet over leaving cert examsTags: Parenting Teachers

The latest meeting of a series of scheduled meetings between student, parent, teacher, and school management representatives is scheduled to take place at the Department of Education this morning.

While the Government's stated plan of seeking to hold the exams from 29th July has not changed, pressure has intensified over the weekend from politcal parties with Fianna Fáil becoming the latest party to call for cancellation of the exams.

The National Parent’s Council Post Primary, which is part of the advisory group, yesterday called for "clarity and prompt action" and information on alternatives to the exams stating
"The increasing level of stress and pressures on Leaving Certificate students and their families grows daily and is unacceptable. The disparity of facilities and support for Leaving Certificate students across the country is clear. One solution cannot and will not offer fairness and equity to all students.
It is now very obvious that students and parents alike, need clarity and prompt action regarding the Leaving Certificate Examinations and clear alternative options to be made available to them."

Today's meeting of the advisory group is being chaired by the State's top education civil servant, Department Secretary General Seán Ó Foghlú and Minister McHugh is expected to be in attendance.


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