Asked if the State exams will take place, [Green Party leader and Transport Minister] Eamon Ryan said: “The first priority is getting special needs students back but the second priority is getting Leaving Cert students back in school, and we will be able, in my mind, to do a written Leaving Cert.”
He said the Leaving Cert is “the fairest system” and it would be good for the mental health of students to hold it.
I’m sat here sobbing over this ridiculous minister for education. How dare you try to tell me my leaving cert is more important than the safety of my family & my health. #makepredictedgradesoptional #canceltheleavingcert2021 #LeavingCert2021 @NormaFoleyTD1
— Elliot M (@PJinxox) January 26, 2021