Students reject smart futures
Published 10/11/2010 | 07:25
IT is beginning to look as though the millions spent by the Government on a campaign to encourage more students to pursue disciplines which would contribute to a future 'smart economy' have been in vain.
Fewer students are choosing science and technology courses in colleges this year.
A former university president recently told an educational conference yesterday he believed parents were pushing their children into "socially attractive" courses, simply because they achieved high points in the Leaving Certificate. Thus, a boy or girl with a natural talent for computer technology, or perhaps with an untapped entrepreneurial flair, will end up as a doctor or lawyer.