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Urgent decision needed on Junior Cycle examinations

By piofficer 16 Feb 2021 | 0 comments
The TUI is calling on the Minister for Education to clarify definitively the arrangements that will apply to this year’s Junior Certificate.  While, understandably, the focus to date has been on the arrangements for Leaving Certificate students there is also a cohort of over 60,000 students who do not know if their Junior Certificate exams will proceed. 

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TUI update on Leaving Certificate 2021 

By piofficer 13 Feb 2021 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) notes the decision of the ASTI to rejoin the Leaving Certificate talks based on information and assurances that the TUI had already sought and secured.  At every point the TUI has insisted upon and received assurances that the Leaving Certificate written examinations would take place subject only to public health advice. It was on this basis that we entered the confidential talks process. One of our key priorities, to ensure that the other components of assessment would also take place, had been significantly advanced following detailed proposals by the TUI.  Our unbroken and constructive engagement in the process also greatly progressed approaches in relation to the problematic issue of class rank order information that formed part of last year’s assessment process. The union will continue to insist that information used to inform the state certified examination processes is appropriate and respects the integrity and value of the Leaving Certificate.  As nothing has been or can be achieved outside the process, TUI will continue to represent the views and concerns of teachers in good faith.    

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