The Joint Managerial Body (JMB), which represents the management of almost four hundred voluntary secondary schools, would like to congratulate the over 56,000 pupils who sat their Leaving Certificate examination in 2016.

John Curtis, the General Secretary of the JMB, states that:

‘First and foremost, it is important to affirm the achievements all of the Leaving Certificate students who receive their results today; it is an important milestone in each of their lives and an acknowledgement of the years spent and the academic skills attained in primary and second-level education.

On a day like today, there is an understandable focus on results and points attained, however all of those involved in our school communities are aware that the students in our care have strengths and gifts that go far beyond academic measure. Where there might be disappointment, it is important that a sense of perspective is maintained and that as much time as possible is allowed before decisions are taken. We would hope that all of the students are congratulated and supported on the conclusion of this stage of their academic journey and we would remind everyone that if any advice or help is needed, contact should be made with the school or one of the various special help lines services.

It is an exciting time, and now more than ever there are a myriad of opportunities available to our young people to match their own particular talents and skills. I never cease to be amazed at the calibre of the students emerging from our schools and I would wish each and every one of them well as they embark on the next stage of their own particular careers. ‘


John Curtis
General Secretary,
Joint Managerial Body

17th August 2016

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