Monday 23 April 2018

Waterford students protest for exam results

Over 3,000 Waterford students demonstrated on the campuses of Waterford Institute of Technology today to demand the release of their overdue exam results.

Both full and part-time students at WIT are still waiting on their exam results from semester one exams, held last December, because of a dispute between WIT lecturing staff and college management.

WIT Students’ Union and USI are urging both parties to find a resolution to the standoff.

WIT Students’ Union President, Cathy Pembroke, said: “The students, who turned up today in mass numbers, demanded that they not be used as pawns in this stalemate situation."

"The students, who now each pay a €1500 registration fee, which includes charges for exams, are incredibly frustrated with the situation."

President of the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI), Peter Mannion, addressed protesters at event, many of whom were final year students, who will require their delayed results in order to progress and secure employment.

“The students are merely asking for the release of their exam results, which they are entitled to, after studying hard and sitting them in December."

"The USI along with WITSU call on the Teacher Union of Ireland (TUI) and WIT authorities to swiftly reach a resolution and deliver the much needed results to students.”

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