Taoiesach Michéal Martin has confirmed this afternoon that errors have been found in the government's predicted Leaving Cert predicted grades programme.
Reports claimed that two errors were found in the leaving cert system. RTÉ claim that the error affects 10% of students who received predicted marks for the 2020 Leaving Cert, which is roughly 6,000 students.
The Taoiseach confirmed the error on the floor of the Dáil today.
Watch as the Taoiseach confirms to @alankellylabour that errors have been found in the #LeavingCert Calculated Grades process. We need answers from the Minister for Education on what exactly has happened and what this means for students. pic.twitter.com/WoyiAPTYY3
— The Labour Party #VoteIvana (@labour) September 30, 2020
According to a number of Irish political journalists, education minister Norma Foley will make a 'significant announcement' about the situation later today. A helpline is also reportedly also being set up for students who find their results affected.
BREAKING: Errors have been discovered with the Leaving Certificate calculated grades system with Minister for Education Norma Foley to make a significant announcement later on Wednesday
Government sources say an emergency helpline is being set up
Statement due at 4pm.
— Hugh O'Connell (@oconnellhugh) September 30, 2020
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