News archive 2001

Bishops express concern for exam students

Bishops Express Concerns for Exams Students

14 March 2001

At their Spring Meeting in Maynooth, the Irish Bishops expressed their deep concern for the young people adversely affected by the current dispute in many second-level schools, and especially for those students who are due to sit public examinations.

They appeal to all parties concerned to give particular consideration to the plight of students facing the Leaving Certificate Examination who are at a crossroads in their young lives. The Bishops fear that a serious injustice may be done to these students unless an adequate accommodation for them is arrived at quickly.

The Bishops expressed a special concern for young people who cannot afford private tuition and who would have difficulty in repeating the Leaving Certificate Examination in 2002.  They stand to suffer most from the present impasse.

ENDS

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Fr Martin Clarke 087 220 8044
Ms Brenda Drumm 087 2337797

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