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Delay to Junior Cert results is unacceptable and requires explanation – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

2 September, 2019 - by Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that delays to Junior Certificate results are unacceptable and has called on Minister Joe McHugh to both explain this delay and apologise to both students and parents who anxiously await these results.

Speaking this evening, Teachta Ó Laoghaire said;

“It is simply unacceptable that students who sat their Junior Cert in June of this year will not get their results until at least October.

“Results are generally issued to students who’ve sat these exams in the second week of September, but it seems it has been delayed for reasons that have yet to be explained.

“It is my understanding that schools are yet to be notified and are due to receive correspondence from the State Exams Commission this coming Friday; days before results had been expected.

“I think that both students and their parents are deserving of an apology from Minister McHugh, whatever the reason for this delay.

“Many students put a lot of time and effort into their state exams, and it must be extremely disappointing for them to discover that they will not get their results next Wednesday as expected.

“It undermines the seriousness of state examinations and is unfair to all affected.

“I expect the Minister to provide clarity on this issue as a matter of urgency."

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