‘Transfer test should be cancelled’ – Mullan

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has reiterated calls for this year’s transfer test to be cancelled in the interests of the health and well-being of children.

The Foyle MLA said:

“I echo the calls of Bishop Donal McKeown, this year’s transfer test to be cancelled in the interests of children. 

“AQE’s persistence in plans to hold a transfer test in February is outrageous and indefensible.

“Putting 10-year-olds through this test displays a breath-taking lack of empathy of the anxiety facing them in the face of a global pandemic. 

“I am reiterating the call for the Education Minister to step in and take action to cancel this unofficial, unregulated test and put our children’s interests first.” Críoch/Ends