The Department of Education has just made an announcement that may help students gain additional points in the leaving cert this year and ease their entry into their desired university course – provided they have not already made the decision to emigrate.
As is known, students who decide to take their exams through Irish are awarded bonus points, but now the department has revealed that they will be awarding additional bonus points for when their Grannies pray for them in the native tongue.
Student’s Grannies are an integral part of performing well in the state exams. Research has shown a direct correlation between the amount of points a student gets and the number of candles their grandmother has lit.
Praying has also been shown to dramatically effect the student’s results and now bonus points will apply when this is done through Irish.
The move has been done to help promote the Irish language and encourage more people, both young and old to engage with Irish in various creative situations.
Many students are now opting to have their grannies pray through Irish in an attempt to gain additional points but are warned that if they do have 2 grannies, that only the prayers from the best performing granny can be used to gain the bonus points.
Irish prayers from 2 grannies cannot be combined.