November 28, 2023

Relief for Kilkenny students as Junior Cert scrapped completely

Junior certificate students in Waterford can relax … the Minister for Education has announced that they will not have to sit exams in the autumn.

Minister Joe McHugh said schools can now run their own end of year assessments for third year pupils in the coming weeks.

About 65,000 students have entered for the Junior Cycle exams nationwide and the Department of Education will now issue certificates to students in recognition of their completion of Junior Cycle.

Under the new plan, schools will have autonomy to decide whether to run their own assessments and what form they take.

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