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This half-baked plan for Leaving Cert raises more questions than it answers

Colm O'Rourke


Students are left hanging on for another month with no certainty of the starting date, writes Colm O'Rourke

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UNDER PRESSURE: Education Minister Joe McHugh felt the need to make a decision. Picture: Collins

UNDER PRESSURE: Education Minister Joe McHugh felt the need to make a decision. Picture: Collins

UNDER PRESSURE: Education Minister Joe McHugh felt the need to make a decision. Picture: Collins

If postponing the Leaving Cert until July or August represents certainty, then I would not like to see the definition of confusion.

This is a half-baked plan which, in the rush to give information to students, parents and teachers, has raised far more questions than it has answered. Few are asking those hard questions on this or anything else at the moment.

First of all, a plan should be based on the greatest amount of information possible. Nobody knows the most up-to-date statistics on Covid-19 because we are so far behind in testing.