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Midlands Teacher Representative Says There Was No Choice But To Cancel Some Exams

Students will receive full marks for oral and practical exams.

A teachers' representative in the midlands says there was no other choice but to cancel some Leaving Cert exams.

The Education Minister yesterday announced students would receive full marks for oral and practical exams, due to coronavirus disruption.

But it's not yet clear if and when the writing exams will go ahead, with schools not due back until the end of March at the earliest.

John Irwin is General Secretary of Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools & former principal of Gallen Community School in Ferbane.

He says teachers are doing their best to create virtual classrooms, to keep up engagment and learning

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