The former Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, has claimed that the talks which will take place between the teachers unions and the Department of Education over the next 48 hours will be vital when it comes to the staging of this year’s leaving Cert exams.
The Donegal TD says the hybrid model will put extra pressure on teachers who will be trying to prepare students for the estimated grades as well as those who are sitting the exam in the traditional method.
The Fine Gael TD says it was the government’s priority to provide the students and teachers with clarification on the exams as soon as possible
Teacher fear that there will not be enough data available to grade students due to the amount of time they have missed out of school over the past two years.
Concerns have also been expressed that course and project work already completed will not be taken into consideration when it comes to the estimated grades.
So is the Hybrid system a done deal? Not according to Deputy Joe McHugh