Minister for Education Joe McHugh is being urged to ensure that students registering for calculated grades in the Leaving Certificate can access an Irish Language version of the online portal.
The portal, which was launched today, will close on Thursday 28th May and all Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students must register in order to receive calculated grades in lieu of sitting summer examinations.
Half of the 61,000 students have registered so far, while the Green Party is calling for an Irish option to cater to students in Gaeltacht schools and Gaelcholáistí.
Catherine Martin TD, Green Party Education Spokesperson, said: “That this portal is available in English only is unfair to students in Gaeltacht schools and Gaelcholáistí and is an indication of how little regard the Irish language is held in as a spoken language for thousands of people. It is imperative that students of Gaeltacht schools and Gaelcholáistí can access this online service in the same language in which they have pursued their education to date, and I have written to Minister McHugh to demand this.”