Students could very well have school on a number of Saturday’s leading up to this year’s state examinations.
The latest development comes after is was revealed last week that students at schools across the country could be made sit extra days in an attempt to recover lost time during Storm Emma.
Although the Department of Education have suggested a cut in the upcoming Easter holidays, the chairman of The National Parents’ Council for Post Primary Sean O’Riordan, has suggested that those days could be made up over a number of Saturday’s rather than eating into the Easter Break which is scheduled to begin at the end of this month.
Speaking to C103’s Cork Today Show, Mr O’Riordan said that the prospect of school’s opening up on Saturday’s is realistic given the short time to rearrange the curriculum in time for the State exams in June.
The move which is yet to be officially confirmed, would likely go ahead if parents and teaching staff overwhelmingly agreed to the proposals.
Mr O’Riordan also claimed that the move would be beneficial for students as it would get them into a routine they would stick to.