Students who sat this year's Junior Cycle examinations will have to wait another month for their results.
Normally, results are released in September but the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has said that the second sitting for the Leaving Cert along with a shortage of examiners are some of the reasons for the delays.
Students will now receive their grades on Wednesday the 23rd of November 2022.
The delay has reportedly caused stress among some of the nearly 68,000 students who sat the tests in June.
The moving goalposts on the Junior Cert results has been very hard on the students and their parents. To have to wait five months is extremely unfair. It smacks of an attitude that the Junior Cycle is unimportant https://t.co/xcx7Wd4Igi
— Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire (@Donnchadhol) October 17, 2022
Education Editor with The Irish Times, Carl O'Brien, says junior cert results play a vital role in students deciding careers:
"The junior cycle results are important for a cohort of students."
He says it's important for students when choosing their Leaving Cert subjects and for those choosing to do apprenticeships.
This set of results will come from the first Junior Cert sat since 2019.