Former Leitrim Vice Principal says shortage of exam correctors is down to inadequate pay

A former Leitrim based vice Principal and secondary school teacher says the fact that those correcting State Examinations papers are not being paid enough is leading to confusion over when leaving cert examination results will be available in  2023.


The Leaving Cert will get underway in six weeks’ time, and students are still in the dark as to when their results will be ready.


There are concerns students won’t be able to adequately plan for third level – especially in finding accommodation – without a results date.


The University of Galway have already warned that delaying the college term to wait for Leaving Cert results is “not an option.”


It has called for urgent clarity as to when students will get their marks.


Sean Wynne is a former Vice Principal of Drumshanbo Vocational School.  He says teachers are earning more in other employment during the summer months compared to what they get paid for correcting state exam papers on a contract basis.