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More than 2,680 Clare students start State exams

More than 2,680 students attended exam centres in Clare on Wednesday morning for the start of the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams. Almost 1,300 students were expected to sit the Leaving Cert in the county, according to the State Examinations Commission. This year 659 girls are sitting the Leaving Cert in the Banner County compared to 630 boys. More than 80 students in Clare were registered for the Leaving Cert Applied, 35 girls and 46 boys. More than 1,390 students began the Junior Certificate at exam centres around Clare on Wednesday morning, 761 girls and 632 boys. Nationwide some 120,000 candidates began their Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations across over 5,000 examination centres. The new Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, and the Minister of State for Training and Skills, John Halligan TD, both extended their best wishes to students beginning examinations. Minister Bruton commended the efforts of students, saying: “There is great value in everything that students …

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