Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Chris Hazzard has congratulated everyone on their efforts to achieve top A-Level results.
Mr Hazzard said,
“I believe that we will see record grades when the A-Level results are announced and I would like to congratulate everyone who have worked hard to achieve this.
“As more and more students opt to stay and apply for Universities closer to home the number of students applying has increased immensely.
“I would also like to say that those people who do not get the grades they were expecting not to panic but to talk to their local teachers and to the universities they have applied for in order to find the correct course or alternative option.
“I am however concerned that although we will see more young people receive top grades less and less will be able to take up the option of third level education due to the huge costs involved.
“It is important that third level education is accessible and affordable to all members of society and Sinn Féin will continue to work to ensure that this is the case.”