Post-Christmas third-level exams

Sir, – Perhaps the powers that be might take pity on and have sympathy for all of those students (and their parents!) who have to suffer the torture of post-Christmas exams and the stress that accompanies them.

No doubt there are many households countrywide with books, notes, laptops, etc, covering the kitchen table. It certainly brings new meaning to the words “festive spread”!

Please, please, save us from this annual ordeal and schedule the exams before Christmas so that we, both students and parents alike, can actually enjoy the holiday period! – Yours, etc,



Raheny, Dublin 5.