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Students To Protest Over Leaving Cert 2023 Today

A crucial meeting aimed at bringing certainty to the exam will take place tomorrow.

A decision on the future of the Leaving Certificate examination could be made before the end of the week.

A crucial meeting aimed at bringing certainty to the exam will take place tomorrow.

The State Exams Advisory Group will hear the views of representative bodies and consider the most appropriate arrangements.

The Minister for Education has been coming under pressure to replace the traditional examination model with a hybrid version similar to last year.

Labour's spokesperson on Education Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the fairest option is a hybrid model:

Sixth year students will be holding a number of protests today, calling for a hybrid Leaving Cert to take place this summer.

A detailed consultation between the Department of Education and representatives bodies will take place tomorrow and a decision on the format of the exams is expected by the end of the week.

The Irish Second Level Students' Union want to see sixth years given the choice between predicted grades and written exams while teaching unions are calling for a return of the traditional Leaving Cert format.

Student demonstrations are planned in Dublin, Wexford, Waterford and Carlow today to highlight their position. 

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