More than 3,200 Waterford students will begin the Leaving and Junior Cert exams this morning.
1,482 leaving certs will turn over English Paper 1 at 9.30am.
A further 110 students are doing the Leaving Cert Applied which begins with English and Communications at 9.45.
The Junior Cert also begins with English. 1,691 Waterford students are due to sit that exam this morning.
President of Waterford Institute of Technology Willie Donnelly has wished students the best of luck and has reminded them that there are courses available to suit everyone.
“First of all focus on exams themselves, irrespective of results you get there are courses available at WIT level 6,7 and 8…which suits you and can help you reach your full potential”.
He says there has been a huge increase in apprenticeships recently.
“There had been a fall off in apprenticeships during the downturn, but now there are new apprenticeships and traditional apprenticeships. There are multiple choices for students to follow the career path that best suits them”.
Education Minister Richard Bruton has also wished the 120,000 students nationally sitting exams good luck.