The Education Minister's being urged to reconsider the release date for Leaving Cert results this year.
They're due to be out on Friday, September 3rd, but the Labour Party says mid-August would be more practical.
It says the later date will delay the start of the academic year and create more anxiety for students.
Leaving cert results coming out on the 3rd of September will push back dates in all colleges for orientation again.
We will be looking to find out if this affects older years and the impact this will have.
— Pádraic Toomey (@News2mey) June 2, 2021
Labour education spokesperson, Aodhan O'Riordain, says the current date isn't workable.
"Students like to get their results mid-August and the CAO offers a week later."
He says the traditional release date of results gives students time to prepare for college or further education in September.
"What we need is coordination between the minister for education and further education are not going to be further discommoded."
Less papers to correct and accredited grades submitted by the end of June what could possible warrant a two week pushback of Leaving Cert results, CAO offers and college start dates 😭😭😭 #LeavingCert2021
— Tara Dempsey (@taradempsey_) June 2, 2021
Leaving cert student Conal O’Boyle says his classmates were informed of the release date "at the worst possible time".
"This is a pattern of things that we're being left out in the cold by the department, by the government and the minister".
Leaving Cert exams are due to begin next week.