Peter Cetera

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Leaving Cert Applied Students Suffering Discrimination

That's according to a Fianna Fail TD in the midlands.

A midlands TD is hitting out at the government for discriminating against Leaving Cert Applied students.

3,000 students in Ireland are taking the programme, which is aimed at those whose needs are not adequately catered for within the traditional Leaving Cert, and prepares them for a transition into working life.

Fianna Fáil's Seán Fleming says oral exams for LCA students have been postponed until late July or early August, while the oral exams for other Leaving Cert students have been cancelled, with everyone awarded full marks.

He says hundreds of LCA students in the midlands are being ignored - which is particularly concerning considering the practical element of the programme:

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