Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Impact of Covid-19 on Reopening of Schools and State Examinations: Update

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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I genuinely think it is important because some larger primary schools have done a significant amount of work over the past number of months. In recognition of the work they have done, it would be very welcome.

The committee will carry out an examination of leaving certificate reform, following our Covid report. Have there been any conversations within the Department at Government or official level with the unions on reform of the leaving certificate as it currently stands? I am on the public record as having said the leaving certificate is outdated and genuine reform is required. Most members of the committee would agree. What are the Minister's views? Has any work been done by her colleagues and officials or those at Government level on this issue?