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Education Minister Peter Weir had been under pressure. (Michael Cooper/PA)

Education Minister Peter Weir had been under pressure. (Michael Cooper/PA)

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Education Minister Peter Weir had been under pressure. (Michael Cooper/PA)

Peter Weir faced a barrage of questioning from Stormont’s Education Committee on Wednesday as concerns continued over exams, remote learning and the safety of special schools remaining open.

With one of Northern Ireland’s private companies running the transfer test for schools, the AQE, planning to hold a single test on February 27, the minister said he expects the number of appeal to rise.

“I would anticipate there will be a much greater number of parents appealing under exceptional circumstances,” he said.


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