Students across Donegal will get to complete their Junior and Leaving Certificates this year.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it is still intended that the State Examinations will go-ahead in the summer despite the Covid 19 pandemic.
He revealed that Education Minister Joe McHugh had met with the State Examinations Commission to come up with a way to ensure the crucial tests could be held.
He said: “It’s still intended that the State Exams will go ahead and the Minister for Education and State Examinations Commissions were drawing up options to ensure that it’ll happen.
“There will be a number of options to allow that to happen.”
Varadkar also made a direct appeal to Leaving and Junior Cert students to continue to study Mr for their exams.
He added: “I would particularly say to people studying for their Leaving Cert, we really want you to be able to start college as normal in September, October.
“We don’t want you to have to lose a year or half a year of your life or create all the problems which would stem from the fact of having no entry year into colleges.
“The Minister is working really hard on a plan to ensure by hock or by crook the Leaving Cert goes ahead this year and the Junior Cert too.”Tags: