The Leaving Certificate Exams are set to be extended by several months, to help improve the Irish weather during the summer and give a much needed boost to tourism.
The current proposal is to have the exams run all of June, July and August so that the excellent weather can be spread out over the main tourist months.
The decision behind the extension has been based on years of research that show that the leaving cert is the single biggest contributing factor in creating favourable weather conditions in Ireland. Concentrated levels of student’s sweat, tears and hormones, appear to disperse into the atmosphere and create the enjoyable conditions.
With the economy struggling to recover and tourism being one of the worst hit industries, government are planning on acting on the research to help improve and prolong the good weather Ireland gets.
The leaving cert exams are set to be spread out over 3 months. More papers are going to be added to each exam too, to make sure that the students remain highly stressed over the entire period, ensuring that the positive weather continues.
It will also mean that teachers will be working more over the summer months and not just be getting paid for doing nothing. They’ll now be spending their summer months working with young students helping them through the longer exam timetable, which is what they love doing anyway.
Many teachers had fled the country in the past for the entire summer, because they couldn’t handle the despair of not being able to help any students at all. This new, longer leaving cert will help put an end to that.
By spreading the exams out, the government are now anticipating 3 solid months of leaving certificate weather, which is expected to bring hundreds of millions of euro into the country and provide a massive boost to the tourism industry and the overall economy.
Many are suggesting that this could be one of the most important strategic moves to help Ireland exit the bailout program and arise from the ashes of economic recession. These plans are being rushed through at the moment so that the exams in 2014 run for the entire 3 month period.