Dáil Éireann - Volume 548 - 19 February, 2002

Written Answers. - State Examinations.

  466. Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the steps he has taken to address the difficulties as outlined in circular 512/02 (details supplied) issued by his Department to authorities of post-primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5798/02]

  Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): I am pleased to report that my Department has received a very good response to the circular in question. We have received a significant number of additional applications for posts as examiners at the upcoming oral tests in leaving certificate Irish and French. I want to take this opportunity to thank the applicants and schools concerned for their generous response. The circular did not request additional applicants for posts as examiners in the junior certificate home economics practical tests.