Minister for Education - Schools won't be reopening on April 1st

Schools won't be reopening on April 1st according to the Minister for Education.

It's expected that schools, colleges and creches will remain shut for the next few weeks as the country deals with the coronavirus pandemic.

Further restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 will be announced this afternoon.

Minister Joe McHugh says that the main focus of his department now is having the state exams sit as normal on June 3rd.

General secretary of the TUI John MacGabhann says students should be working on the basis that they will be assessed.

"They need to believe that there will be a time where their efforts will be assessed, and those assessments will be of importance to them.

"So they need to make their very best effort, as they have been doing."


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