|By Dr Ciara Kelly|
A survey by the National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCPP) has found that almost three-quarters of parents (71pc) are against Education Minister Joe McHugh's plans to attempt to hold the Leaving Cert on July 29. Almost 20,000 parents of sixth-year students gave their view, and almost half those parents stated their reason for opposing the current plan was out of concern for their children's well-being.
They believe it is being adversely affected by the postponement of the State exam and the proposal that students will physically sit it in exam halls around the country.
It's extraordinary that any government department would plough ahead with a plan that most parents feel is harming their children.
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