Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Education and Skills

State Examinations

Photo of Donnchadh Ó LaoghaireDonnchadh Ó Laoghaire (Cork South Central, Sinn Fein)
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283. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the criteria that will be used to decide whether or not to sit the leaving certificate in the coming months; the circumstances in which he will be satisfied that it is safe to run this; and his plans to ensure that some notice is given to allow for study. [6400/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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Any decision to run the 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations at a date in the future will be guided by public health advice at that time. My Department will engage with relevant stakeholders to assist with the development of plans for the running of the examinations in an environment that may require social distancing and other measures. The safety of students and staff will be the most important consideration.

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