Over 70,000 Junior Cert students to receive results today
A record number of students are receiving their Junior Cert results today.
70,727 students sat the exams during the summer, which is a 5% increase from last year.
This is the first time that the number of candidates sitting the Junior Cycle exams, including the Junior Cert or previous Inter Cert, has exceeded 70,000 students.
This is also the second year that all pupils have sat exams under the new fully reformed Junior Cycle curriculum.
Exam results will be issued in schools today and any candidates who are unable to attend school can also access their results on the State Examinations Commissions website from 4pm.
Minister for Education Norma Foley released a statement for the students who are getting their results today.
Foley said, “On this momentous occasion for the 70,727 students receiving Junior Cycle examinations results, I would like to send my sincere congratulations and good wishes to all”.
“Through the energy and dedication you have applied to your school lives to date, you have attained a great deal of knowledge and developed a myriad of talents, skills and ambitions which will pave the way as you embark on the next stage of your education journey”.
The Minister continued, “I want to congratulate you and wish you all the very best for those exciting next steps that lie ahead.
“I would also like to take the opportunity to recognise and thank your families, teachers and school communities for the many ways in which they have worked to guide and support you towards reaching this milestone today”.
She added, “Thanks are also due to the State Examinations Commission and all of those who have been involved in completing the examination process".