Almost half of Leaving Cert students felt exams should be cancelled amid coronavirus crisis – new survey

Posted in Teaching on April 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Leaving Cert students are divided over the decision to hold this year’s State exams in July or August, a new survey shows. It was confirmed last week that the State exams will be postponed from June until at least July or August, a decision which appears to have divided students. A little more than half (51%) say the exams should have been cancelled and predictive grades awarded, while 49% want them to go ahead in some form …” (more)

[Mícheál Ó Scannáil and Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 16 April]

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English language students in ‘precarious situation’ as courses stall

Posted in Governance and administration on April 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“More than 1,000 foreign language students have been left thousands of euro out of pocket following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, with many living in overcrowded settings and no means of securing an income, according to an online survey …” (more)

[Sorcha Pollak, Irish Times, 15 April]

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GMIT staff produce vital Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers

Posted in Governance and administration on April 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Staff at GMIT are working to produce vital equipment and Personal Protective Equipment for hospitals and healthcare staff across the west to help the fight against Covid-19. Special-purpose ventilators, face visors and shields are some of the products being developed at the Dublin Road facility …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM News, 15 April]

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