Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Future Funding of Higher Education: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Pádraig O'SullivanPádraig O'Sullivan (Cork North Central, Fianna Fail)
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When I was teaching, I noticed that more and more girls, particularly at second level, were taking on STEM subjects, especially woodwork, metalwork and so on. It was encouraging to see that progressing over the years. How are we fixed at third level in regard to female participation? Is there more that we can do to encourage it? Should there be specific grants to encourage greater female participation? I am unsure, so what are the witnesses thoughts on this matter?