Responding to today’s statement from the Minister for Education, Green Party Deputy Leader and Education Spokesperson Catherine Martin TD said: “Students have been suffering unnecessary added stress due to the lack of detail and information in relation to plans for the Leaving Cert.
“The cancellation of the Leaving Cert will give them some much needed certainty, but they now need to be assured that ‘plan b’ will guarantee fairness, taking into account all of the different circumstances students and their families find themselves in during these extraordinarily difficult times.
“The Department of Education will also need to provide clarity and support for teachers who will be under increasing pressure and scrutiny due to this decision.
“This crisis has put a clear spotlight on the inflexibility of the exams process, and on the need for urgent reform.”
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