More than 3,600 students in Galway are receiving the results of their Junior Cert today, in the first full exam sittings since 2019.
In Galway there are 1,819 boys and 1,849 girls who were sitting the Junior Certificate exams this year, out of 67,130 nationwide.
Anyone unable to attend school to get their results in person can access them online on www.examinations.ie from 4 pm today.
This year also marks the first year where all subjects have been examined under the reformed Junior Cycle curriculum.
Minister for Education Norma Foley congratulated all those getting their results today, calling it a “significant milestone” in their journey through school.
“Throughout your school life, each of you will have learned so much and will have developed a myriad of talents, skills and ambitions that will pave the way as you embark on the next stage of your education journey.”
“I want to congratulate each and every one of you again on reaching this major milestone in your life and best wishes for your next steps.”
“To your parents and families, your school communities and teachers, I want to send my heartfelt thanks,” Norma Foley said.
“I know what it is like to support students through state examinations and I know your commitment and support has helped these students to reach this point today.”
“Thanks are also due to the State Examinations Commission and all those involved in completing the examination process.”
Minister of State for Special Education Josepha Madigan added, “Today is a big day for families, teachers, Special Needs Assistants and other school staff as they watch their own students receive the results of their first State Examinations.”
“I want to send my best wishes and congratulations to the students who will receive their results today.”
The overall number of people sitting Junior Cycle examinations this year has increased by 4.4% on 2019.
Appeals regarding results can be made to the State Examinations Commission up to 5pm on Wednesday, November 30.