A leaving cert student has described as ‘inhumane’ having to sit an exam just hours after surgery.
18-year-old Amy Richards from Wexford has written to the Irish Times outlining her experience.
She says she took English Paper 1 just three hours after surgery to remove her appendix, after a request to sit the exam in July was refused.
According to the paper, a statement from the state examinations commission says a comprehensive review of how best to support students is scheduled.
New measures were introduced to help students who suffer a bereavement to sit exams in July.