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20 per cent of students absent for a month

Westmeath has the third highest 2nd level school absentee rate in the country behind Leitrim and Cavan, according to figures released earlier this year from the school attendance body, the National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB) but highlighted by the teachers' union, the INTO, at conference this week.

Exam tips for Mayo students

With the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams looming, Mairead Murphy, Schools Liaison Officer at Griffith College, has prepared some tips that will assist students when sitting the exams.

New and unique study and tuition centre for Galway

This academic year sees the opening of a new and modern study and tutorial centre in the heart of Galway. The centre is run by The Galway City Education Company and is aptly named Galway City Ed.

Junior Cert should not be axed just to save money

The report that the Government is considering abolishing the Junior Certificate exam just to save money is alarming.

Junior Cert should not be axed just to save money

The report that the Government is considering abolishing the Junior Certificate exam just to save money is alarming. While abolishing the exam will save €30 million each year, this decision could have a tremendous cost on the quality of education for our young people, said Castlebar town councillor Harry Barrett. 

One Mayo school has 100 per cent of students continue to third level

The latest list of feeder schools to third level education published this week shows that the numbers of students who sit their Leaving Certificate and go on to third level education is still very high. One school in the county, St Gerald’s College, Castlebar, had 98 students sit the Leaving Cert in 2009, and according to the report 100 per cent of them went on to third level with NUI Galway the top choice for those students, with 28 going there.

 

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