Co. Tipp Independent TD Calls For Clarity On Leaving Cert


An Independent Tipperary TD is calling for certainty for Leaving Cert students this year.

Deputy Michael Lowry voted against the Government last week on a Dail Motion that sought a choice of assessment methods.

Deputy Lowry says given that the exams are in 4 months’ time and yet the final format has not been decided is unacceptable.

The Thurles based TD cited the disruption to students, through illness, periods of self-isolation and teacher absences due to Covid along with difficulties with remote learning are grounds for special consideration for this year’s students.

He believes a fundamental review is needed  as “testing the memory and ability of a student on a given day is not a fair means of determining the path for their future”.