In light of the recent announcement from Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) have created a web page of resources to support the Leaving Certificate students of 2020 who wish to sit examinations. ISSU.ie/exam-support is now live with access to a wide range of study aids and services being offered at a discounted rate or for free. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on students and their families educationally, socially and financially. The webpage is to help provide support for these students who plan to sit examinations in November and provides information on free grinds courses, discounts codes, free notes and videos.
As decided by the Department of Education and Skills, there will be no tuition or support available from teachers and schools in preparing for these examinations.Students were left separated and isolated from their educators and their peers two months before they were expected to finish the course and will now face the difficulty of sitting examinations without this formal tuition. ISSU President, Reuben Murray commented “We have appealed to companies to show leadership and empathy for these students and their families.This site is a collation of the companies and services that have agreed to stand up at this time to support students when it matters most.”
The ISSU is calling for tutors, online study apps and websites to continue to offer their services, where possible, for free or at a discounted rate to the Leaving Certificate class of 2020. The ISSU asks any service who wishes to be included in this list of supports to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .