Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) wish to congratulate all our young students on receiving their Junior Certificate results for 2016. This is a historic day because this is the last year of the current format. Next year will see the English being assessed in a different format for the first time.
Speaking after receiving news of the results, Ms Anne McHugh, Chief Executive, congratulated all the students for their efforts to date in the education system. She also paid tribute to the management, teaching staff and support staff across the ETB Schools and Colleges who helped guide the students during the first three years in post primary education.
Speaking during the morning, Ms McHugh said, ‘Comhghairdeas do na daltaí go léir. Your achievements to date are excellent and I wish you every success as you progress into the Senior Cycle. The Junior Certificate represents a valuable footstep on the National Framework of Qualifications’.
Dr Martin Gormley, Director of Schools, Donegal ETB also acknowledged the success of the students and the staff in the Schools and Colleges. saying ‘ On initial analysis, I am delighted with the results of the Junior Certificate 2016 students who received their results today in the 15 post primary Schools and Colleges managed by the ETB. I congratulate all recipients and acknowledge the huge amount of work that is happening in our schools. It is very much a team effort with management, teaching staff and support staff working closely with parents in helping the young person to realise their full potential.’
Dr Gormley went on to urge all the young students celebrating their results to be mindful of their personal safety during the celebrations,
‘I know many students will be anxious to celebrate their results. It is important that students are mindful of their personal safety and that parents ensure this message is reinforced in sitting down with the student during the course of the day’
Students now will either embark upon a Transition Year Programme or the Leaving Certificate Cycle in the 15 Donegal ETB Schools and Colleges