Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education, Charlie McConalogue TD, has extended his congratulations to the 57,000 students who are getting Leaving Cert results today.
Deputy McConalogue commented, “Today is a hugely significant day for the 57,000 students who are receiving their Leaving Cert results and I wish to congratulate them on two years of hard work.
“It is a great achievement and the gateway to what will hopefully be fulfilling adult lives.
“There has been an enormous increase in the numbers choosing Project Maths and higher level maths. Since its introduction in 2010, Project Maths has shown very encouraging results with 74% more students taking higher level Maths since 2011.
“Students who are worried that they may not have achieved the points they need for their chosen third level course should not panic. There are many options out there which can be explored once the CAO points have been published next week. Students should seek advice from their friends, families and teachers with regard to their next move if they are worried about what to do. There are also a number of helplines to offer advice and support. Today is a day for both celebration and reflection and I wish to again reiterate my congratulations”.