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Ciara Kelly


Parents can call a halt to the flawed plan that would force their children to sit the Leaving Cert, writes Dr Ciara Kelly

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School boy in uniform looking at tablet. Stock picture

School boy in uniform looking at tablet. Stock picture

School boy in uniform looking at tablet. Stock picture

A survey by the National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCPP) has found that almost three-quarters of parents (71pc) are against Education Minister Joe McHugh's plans to attempt to hold the Leaving Cert on July 29. Almost 20,000 parents of sixth-year students gave their view, and almost half those parents stated their reason for opposing the current plan was out of concern for their children's well-being.

They believe it is being adversely affected by the postponement of the State exam and the proposal that students will physically sit it in exam halls around the country.


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