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19th Mar 2020

Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle oral and practical performance exams cancelled

The oral and practical exams for both Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle exams have been cancelled.

All students due to sit these tests beginning March 23 will be given full marks with the announcement made in a conference this morning.

Minister for Education, Joe McHugh said that no decision has been made on the state examinations which take place in June every year.

He also said “fairness” was at the heart of the decision and the Department have “student welfare in mind” as going ahead with these exams at a later date would be unfair.

It is also not yet known when schools will reopen although it is likely that closures will extend past March 29.