The Institute of Education welcomes today’s announcement by The Department of Education and Skills and the clarity it brings to the thousands of students all over Ireland. We acknowledge that difficult decisions had to be made regarding the Junior Cert exams and we welcome the confirmation that the Leaving Cert exams will go ahead in July or August.
Our priority remains to support our students and to help them maintain focus on their studies. However, the full impact on classes for all students needs to be fully explored and we are working through the implications of today’s update for both our full and part time students. We will provide our students and their parents/guardians with an update as soon as possible.