The Irish Second Level Students Union (ISSU) has launched a webpage listing free and discounted resources for students sitting Leaving Cert 2020 exams.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on students and their families educationally, socially, and financially. The new webpage aims to help provide support for those students who plan to sit examinations in November, and also offers information on free grind courses, discount codes, free notes, and videos.
The decision of the Department of Education and Skills is that there will be no tuition or support available from teachers and schools in preparing for these examinations.
Students were left separated and isolated from their educators and their peers two months before they were due to finish the course, and now they are facing the difficult task of sitting examinations with a 2-month deficit of formal tuition.
ISSU President, Reuben Murray commented:
“We have appealed to companies to show leadership and empathy for these students and their families.
“This site is a collation of the companies and services that have agreed to stand up at this time to support students when it matters most.”
issue.ie/exam-support is now live and provides access to a wide range of study aids and services being offered free or at a discounted rate.
ISSU is calling on tutors, online study apps, and websites to continue to offer their services for free where possible, or at a discounted rate, to the Leaving Certificate class of 2020.
ISSU asks any service that wishes to be included in this list of supports to contact the student union directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Materials provided by ISSU
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