Failing our exam students
Published 04/06/2009 | 07:17
HUMAN error has caused misery for thousands of Leaving Certificate exam students. Instead of sitting their second English paper this morning they will have to return to school on Saturday and take a new paper which is being rushed out by the State Examinations Commission (SEC).
The fiasco could not have come at a worse time, on the very first day of the exams.
For weeks students have been told not to panic, to prepare carefully and pace themselves accordingly. Now their plans have been thrown into disarray by what can only be described as a stupid mistake by a superintendent.