The decision by Minister for Education Joe McHugh to cancel the Leaving Certificate is widely regarded as the least worst decisions. The terrible reality of Covid-19 had placed McHugh in an impossible position.
The will-there, won’t-there prospect of an exam (or not) dangled like the Sword of Damocles over the heads of the nation’s students for several weeks. The overwhelming reaction of Ireland’s 17-, 18- and 19-year-olds to the option of receiving predicated grades was...
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