Dáil Éireann - Volume 318 - 05 March, 1980
Written Answers. - Computer Study Courses.
Mr. E. Collins Mr. E. Collins
58. Mr. E. Collins asked the Minister for Education the steps he intends to take to introduce courses in computer studies to second-level schools and when it will become an examination subject.
Minister for Education (Mr. Wilson) John P. Wilson
Minister for Education (Mr. Wilson): I have set up a departmental committee to advise me on the question of introducing computer studies into the curriculum of post-primary schools. In the interim, in order to facilitate those schools which are already working in the area of computer studies, or are planning to do so, I have arranged for the introduction of an optional section on computer studies in the leaving certificate examination syllabuses in mathematics in respect of the school year 1980-81, and until further notice.
 This section is optional. It will not form part of the leaving certificate examination but pupils who take it, and perform satisfactorily, will be given a statement to that effect by my Department.
Dáil Éireann 318 Written Answers. Computer Study Courses.