The Minister for Higher Education needs to work with student accommodation providers to ensure students don’t lose deposits because of this year’s later Leaving Cert results.
That’s according to Kacper Bogalecki, Kerry regional officer of the Irish Second-Level Students' Union.
Yesterday it emerged that Leaving Cert students will have to wait until September 3rd to receive their results, three weeks later than usual. The delay is due to the pandemic and its impact on the education system.
For example, students who opt to sit the exams and receive accredited grades will be awarded whichever of the two grades is the higher in each subject.
The delay means students will have to pay a deposit to secure student accommodation before knowing their Leaving Cert results.
Kacper Bogalecki, who will take up the position of international officer of the ISSU in July, says the department needs to step in and sort out this issue.