Education Minister accused of mishandling Leaving and Junior Certs

The Education Minister has been accused of mishandling the Junior and Leaving Cert during the Coronavirus crisis.

The Dáil is hearing statements on education this afternoon as questions about the state exams persist.

Labour TD Aodhan O'Riordain says Minister Joe McHugh has provided a complete lack of transparency on the decisions made.

"Hopefully today we get some answers, because we haven't had too many answers heretofore. 

"Every single issue that the Minister has had to deal with, from redeployment of SNAs, to school meals, to the Junior Cert to the Leaving Cert has been mishandled.

"So we really are today demanding that we get better clarity for students in Ireland, and for parents and teachers too."

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