Libyan pupils sit Leaving tests in Malta classroom
LEAVING Certificate students from strife-ridden Libya were among the candidates sitting the state exams yesterday, writes Katherine Donnelly.
31 Libyan students turned up at a special centre on Malta, to which the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has dispatched two superintendents.
Special arrangements were made to host the Leaving Cert exams on the Mediterranean island because of the unstable security situation in Libya.
There has been a tradition of students from the International School of Martyrs, in the Libyan capital, Tripoli taking the Leaving Cert since 1997. The school wanted an internationally acclaimed exam to offer to students and selected the Leaving Cert.