Taoiseach Micheál Martin is asking Leaving Cert students to ‘have a degree of patience’ as anxiety grows over this year’s exams.
The government is sticking to plans to hold the ”traditional” written Leaving Cert examinations.
The Taoiseach told Virgin Media News that every option will be considered when it comes to the exams, and asked students who are waiting on a decision to “hold their nerve”.
Mr Martin said there are huge complications around calculated grades and the key issue is class content.
He said: “I understand of course the anxiety and stress for Leaving Certificate students and their families but I think we have to make the right decision in terms of the medium term for them, knowing that there would be a far greater degree of vaccination out in the community by the time they’ll get to sit the Leaving Cert.”
He added that decisions on Junior Cert will be taken in a reasonable timeframe.