The Minister for Education Norma Foley has said that it is the Government’s intention to hold the Leaving Certificate in its traditional setting.
Speaking to RTE News, Foley said that the Government’s current plan is told the exams and talks are already underway with schools, teachers and student representatives.
The Education Minister’s comments come after she faced fresh calls to clarify the situation in regards to the Leaving Certificate as students faced uncertainty given the recent school closures due to Covid-19.
Speaking in the Dai both Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Solidarity/People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett questioned the Education Minister on the government’s position in regards to the exams.
Ó Ríordáin called on the Education Minister to provide further clarity on the situation by February, Boyd Barrett said students should be given choices and better alternatives to sitting the exams.
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