'Keep things in perspective' - TUI extends best wishes to all examination students

By piofficer, Wednesday, 6th June 2018 | 0 comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents over 17,000 teachers and lecturers in second level, adult/further education and at third level, has wished all students the best of luck ahead of this year’s state examinations.

Union President Joanne Irwin has advised students to keep things in perspective and to remain both positive and calm.

‘We wish the very best to all students taking the state examinations this year. They should keep things in perspective and remember that these exams, while important, will not define their lives. 

‘Students will have worked hard up to now and will generally find that they are better prepared than they think.’

‘We pay particular tribute to those mature students who have returned to education and we hope that they have found the experience a rewarding one. Similarly, there are many students sitting the examinations who may only have acquired English relatively recently and they deserve special credit.’

‘In the coming days and weeks, students should take care of themselves. They should eat and sleep properly and take regular exercise and study breaks’.

Ms. Irwin complimented teachers for their commitment and dedication in ensuring that all students get a clear and fair opportunity to register their educational progress irrespective of family circumstances, socio-economic background or special educational need.

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