Education Minister & Donegal TD welcomes extension to Leaving Cert

Education Minister and Donegal TD Joe McHugh says the extension to the Leaving Cert timetable will help students who may have had to sit three exams on the one day.

Two extra days are being added in an effort to minimise exam clashes and take the pressure off students sitting multiple tests on the same day.

Traditionally, the Leaving Cert timetable lasted 13 days, but this is being extended to 15 days, with the final exam on the 25th of June next year.

Minister McHugh says the new plans will take pressure off exam students.