Parliamentary Question for the Minister for Education and Skills (Ruairi Quinn TD)
For WRITTEN ANSWER on 27/05/2014
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be allocated a scribe and reader for the leaving certificate; if the decision on appeal will be reviewed; the reason a student should suffer for the failure of the school to put in the application on time; if different criteria apply to allocation of scribes and readers for the junior certificate and leaving certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
The State Examinations Commission has statutory responsibility for operational matters relating to the certificate examinations.
The State Examinations Commission operates a scheme of Reasonable Accommodations in the Certificate examinations. Applications for such accommodations are submitted by schools on behalf of their students. Full details of the scheme are available for downloading from their website: www.examinations.ie/candidates/reasonableaccommodations.
In view of this I have forwarded your query to the State Examinations Commission for direct reply to you.