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Educating for the future

Yesterday 56,000 students began their Leaving Certificate examinations. For these young people the next few weeks will be a nervous rite of passage as they seek the points necessary to pursue the career of their choice in these uncertain times.

With the economic downturn having decimated job opportunities it is vital that the highest possible number of the young people sitting this year's Leaving Certificate go on to study for a degree or other qualification.

When the economic downturn eventually comes to an end we will need as many highly skilled and qualified young workers as possible to take advantage of any recovery.