STUDENTS at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) have been told they will have no written exams at the end of this college year.
The move comes after the government announced an extension of the closure of schools and colleges until April 19 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The closure announcement means that LYIT will remain closed to students until April 19.
The Institute’s academic calendar had been scheduled to run for 13 weeks, finishing on May 1. However, in light of the Covid-19 global emergency, the Institute has decided to finish teaching on Friday, April 3. No new material will be covered by lecturers after this date.
A spokesperson said: “End of semester, college-based, written exams will not go ahead and will instead be replaced by alternative assessments which will be submitted at different stages during the four to five weeks after the Easter break.
“All students will receive details of the alternative assessment schedule from their relevant school by Friday, April 3.
“In the meantime, please continue to engage with your lecturers and check your college e-mail and blackboard for further information.”