EXAMS WILL BE MARKED BY UNQUALIFIED TEACHERS DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGES

People without teaching qualifications will be marking state exams this year due to staff shortages.

However the State Examinations Commission says that any non-teachers who’ve been hired have third level degrees in the subject area they’re correcting.

Teachers say pay rates are also to blame – with rates from €5 per paper.

Deputy General Secretary of the ASTI, Diarmaid de Paor, says a number of issues have contributed to the problem.

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