Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Leaving Certificate Reform: Discussion with School Management Bodies

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I will ask Mr. Flood to conclude there. We will have guidance counsellors coming before the committee at a later date.

I will finish with these questions. Does Mr. Curtis believe there is a willingness and an appetite for reform of the leaving certificate with the Minister for Education and within the Department of Education post Covid-19 and what we have learned from it? There is no doubt there has been a long-lasting effect on every student, particularly in secondary school, because of Covid-19. For those who are now in fifth year and sixth year, in the present structure of the leaving certificate, how do we assist those students who have been affected by Covid-19? These students have lost seven or eight months of school. It will be difficult for them to make up for that. We cannot say that Covid-19 is finished and so we will put the leaving certificate back to normal in June 2022 as it was back in June 2019. Maybe Mr. Crone would like to come in on that as well.


No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.