Google study: Irish school girls have lowest understanding of computer science in Europe

The study by Google found that just 12 per cent of Irish school girls had an understanding of the topic

A lack of parental interest was cited as a factor in reducing the number of Irish girls choosing computer science in school.

Just 12 per cent of Irish school girls understand computer science, the lowest among 37 European countries surveyed by Google in a new report for International Women in Engineering Day.

A lack of role models was found to be a key barrier by the research with Ireland recording the highest scores of the countries surveyed, for both girls and boys, among students who wanted more people in the field like them or more relatable role ...