2,260 Donegal students to get Junior Cert results today

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More than 60-thousand students will get their Junior Cert results this morning, 2,260 of them in Donegal.

It's the last year of the exam in its current form as the Government introduces controversial reforms.

Education Minister Richard Bruton says it's a milestone moment for many students and congratulated those getting their results.

 

It's the last time students will get results from the traditional Junior Cert - with reforms to English and the new Junior Cycle framework taking place this year, despite the protests of teachers.

Students will naturally celebrate the results - but Alcohol Action Ireland are warning that drink should play no part in the celebrations for junior cert students.

The Teachers Union of Ireland also congratulated students, and have renewed calls for the restoration of guidance counsellors to help students.

Some may now be considering leaving school, but Donegal based TUI President Joanne Irwin is urging all students to go on and do the Leaving Cert...................