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ASTI: Investment Required To Enable Introduction Of Practical Leaving. Cert. Exams.

: 12/10/2018 - 13:02

The President of the ASTI says investment is needed if schools are going to be able to offer practical elements for science subjects at Leaving Cert level.

It follows an unpublished report from the State Examinations Commission, which found that despite a successful trial, practicals would not be made available any time soon.

The body has also stated a shortage in science teachers was part of the reason for not rolling it out. 

ASTI President Breda Lynch says teachers and students would like to see the measure brought in:
 

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