Calls for new Education Minister to defer junior cert reform

schoolA Donegal Deputy has called on the new Education Minister to defer reform of the Junior Cert for one year to allow for meaningful consultation with secondary school teachers.

Deputy Charlie McConalogue says the new Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan needs to make a clean break from the policy of her predecessor.

The main opposition from teachers relates to the proposed move from students being marked by the State Examinations Commission to teachers assessing their own students.

Charlie McConalogue says the minister needs to address those concerns: