TUI congratulates students on Junior Cert results and urges them to complete Leaving Cert

By piofficer, Friday, 4th October 2019 | 0 comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated students on their Junior Certificate/Cycle results. The union has urged all students to complete a Leaving Certificate programme and is also advising that they be be responsible in their celebrations.

The union has highlighted that guidance counselling provision has not been restored to pre-cut levels.

64,330 candidates will receive results today.

TUI President Seamus Lahart offered the following comment on aspects of today’s results.

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‘All students should be proud of their achievements today, and we pay particular tribute to parents and guardians for their support along the various steps of the journey.

Students have worked very hard to reach this milestone. They should of course enjoy the celebrations with family and friends, but they should do so responsibly and not put the wellbeing of themselves or others at risk.’

Vitally important that students now complete Leaving Cert

‘Every student should continue to Senior Cycle. It is important to highlight that no two learners are identical and that access to alternative options such as the Leaving Certificate Vocational and the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programmes should be expanded where required. TUI has made clear that any reform of Senior Cycle must cater for all students and their unique talents.’

Guidance counselling provision must be fully restored

‘Focus will now turn to finalising subject choices for the Leaving Certificate. As an obvious but important rule of thumb, students should always choose subjects that they are most interested in and that they find most engaging.

Depending on these areas of interest, it is worth considering the expanding range of apprenticeship options that they may wish to pursue after their Leaving Certificate as they make their subject choices. 

Guidance counselling in schools has not been fully restored to its pre-cut levels. We urge that this cutback be fully reversed to ensure that all students are armed with the best advice and information to allow them to make informed subject choices.’

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