Junior Cert results finally have a release date
Nearly 70,000 students have been waiting for results since sitting the exams this past summer.
After months of waiting, the State Examinations Commision (SEC) has finally announced when Junior Cert students can expect to get their results this year.
68,405 students sat the exams this summer, submitting more than 550,000 entries to be marked.
The SEC has said they intend to issue the exam results for the 2022 Junior Cycle on Wednesday, 23 November.
Candidates will be able to access their results from school, or online from 4pm that day.
"The SEC appreciates that candidates and their parents/guardians may be disappointed that these results are issuing later than normal," the commission said.
"This has arisen due to a combination of factors which include a later issue date for the Leaving Certificate results and, most especially, the impact of a shortage of teachers to mark the examinations over the summer marking period.
"In most subjects, the number of teachers available to undertake roles as examiners was less than the number required to mark that subject within the normal summer marking window. In all subjects, marking continued for an extended period of time in the summer and with many examiners agreeing to take on additional scripts to mark.
"In a small number of subjects, in which the examiner supply challenges were most acute, it was not possible to complete the marking and the marking process is ongoing.
"Marking in these subjects is being undertaken at this time by examiners who had been marking during the summer with these teams supplemented by other teachers qualified to mark in the relevant subjects including teachers who had marked at Leaving Certificate this year."
The SEC has since said that they will be "reviewing with all of the stakeholders how best to ensure the availability of teachers in the required numbers to complete this important examination work".