Varadkar promises parents ‘clear message’ on schools in coming days

Tánaiste says Nphet advocated a ‘very gradual approach’ to children returning to the classroom

18th February, 2021
Varadkar promises parents ‘clear message’ on schools in coming days
Leo Varadkar told the opposition he could not offer any certainty on dates but said the plan was for a phased re-opening of schools. Picture: Getty

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had a snappy phrase to describe what parents and students has asked for in the redesigned Leaving Cert 2021: “clarity, choice and some compassion”.

There has been a generally positive reaction to the new “hybrid” Leaving Cert format unveiled by Minister for Education Norma Foley.

Students will have a choice to opt for calculated grades on a subject-by-subject basis, to sit the written Leaving Cert exam in...

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