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Appeal For Teachers Due To Shortage For This Year's Leaving Cert Exams

By mariemadden

June 1, 2017 at 10:07am

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An appeal has been made for teachers to take on the role of Leaving Cert correctors for this year's exams.

According to The Journal, the State Examiners Commission is struggling to find suitable candidates to make this year's exam papers and have called on any newly qualified or retired teachers to get involved.

The website reports that the ASTI have blamed "insufficient pay" for the lack of interest, with Spanish, German, Business, Irish, Italian, Home Ec, Maths, Religion and CSPE among the subjects affected.

Upwards of 60,000 students are expected to sit the Leaving Certificate this year, with the written exams due to start next Wednesday.

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