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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 6 March 2019

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Ceisteanna (38)

Kathleen Funchion


38. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to put a new bereavement process in place regarding the sitting of junior and leaving certificate exams and payment of tuition fees for students who have experienced a family bereavement in the same school year; the situation for students that have experienced a family bereavement in 2019 in advance of the junior and leaving certificate exams in June 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10936/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The State Examinations Commission has statutory responsibility for operational matters relating to the certificate examinations. In view of this I have forwarded your query to the State Examinations Commission for direct reply to you.

I am advised by the SEC that it is currently undertaking a review of the Scheme of Reasonable Accommodations which is focussing at present on the best possible response to the very real life situations which arise at examination time. Work on this complex situation is ongoing at this time.