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Tough decisions on exams must be taken soon so students know where they stand

John Walshe


 

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Belief: Education Minister Joe McHugh says students will need two weeks back at school before exams. Photo: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

Belief: Education Minister Joe McHugh says students will need two weeks back at school before exams. Photo: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

Belief: Education Minister Joe McHugh says students will need two weeks back at school before exams. Photo: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

The Taoiseach is clear that the Leaving Cert exam will be held "by hook or by crook". But what if the medical advice says it can't be done in the normal way?

Both Leaving and Junior Cert students are rightly looking for certainty, but it's an uncertain world. Officially, they are due back in class on Monday week but nobody really believes the country's 4,000 schools and colleges will reopen that soon. The best hope is they will all be back next month, but officials have to work on various scenarios in case that's not a runner.


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