‘Working to meet the needs of Leaving Cert students is a priority’ – TUI response to today’s State Exams announcement

By piofficer, Friday, 10th April 2020 | 0 comments

The TUI has welcomed the Government’s commitment to holding the Leaving Certificate examinations, albeit on a delayed basis.


Speaking this evening, TUI President Seamus Lahart said:


‘We recognise that Ireland is entering a crucial stage in the fight against this pandemic. Teachers are fully committed to supporting their students at this challenging time, as has been demonstrated in recent weeks. Working to meet the needs of our Leaving Cert students is a priority and we welcome the government’s commitment to ensuring these young people have access to a high quality, fair and independent state exams system that enjoys public trust.


In relation to the Minister’s request that teachers and schools facilitate a period of re-engagement by Leaving Certificate students in a school setting before the examinations, we are asking members to engage in this process as a whole-school response to meet the needs of our students.


We also welcome the Minister’s commitment to comprehensive engagement with the unions to ensure that the process runs as effectively as possible and addresses matters of equity that have been brought into sharp relief by the current circumstances.’

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