A state exam supervisor says cheating in the Leaving Cert is extremely rare.
It’s emerged a number of students won’t receive their results in certain subjects this year because they either cheated or violated regulations.
In total, 38 results are being held back.
Almost 60 thousand Leaving Cert students received their results last week.
The State Examinations Commission has confirmed 38 results have been permanently withheld because students either cheated or violated regulations.
A further 34 are being provisionally held back from students suspected of cheating while their situation is reviewed.
Eddie McGrath is an exam supervisor and President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.
He says cheating in the Leaving Cert is extremely rate and supervisors are well trained to watch out for innovative ways of cheating like using smart watches.
The Institute of Guidance Counsellors says it’s important to keep the numbers of cheaters at a low level to maintain the integrity of the Leaving Cert and to keep it respected internationally.