A mother, and a Galway County Councillor is urging the Minister for Education to provide a hybrid exam model for Leaving Cert students this year.

Sinn Fein will table a motion in the Dáil this evening calling on the government to introduce the same.

Loughrea Independent Councillor Geraldine Donohue, a mother of a 2022 Leaving Cert student, says it’s tougher for this year’s Leaving cert students compared to the classes of 2020 and 2021, because over both those years online teaching was in place to assist students. There is no such teaching on offer over recent weeks and months, when free classes prevailed as large numbers of teachers and students were absent due to Covid 19.

Cllr Donohue says students’ stress levels are high at present, and they are clear on what they want. They are calling for the choice to accept predicted grades or sit the exams, but she says they are not being heard or listened to.

Cllr Donohue has been outlining her reasons to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley as to why she is calling on Minister Foley to listen to students and offer a hybrid Leaving Cert to the class of 2022...




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