Only one-fifth of girls want to study IT

Girls are often discouraged by low self-confidence, fear of studies being difficult, and lack of information about a career in this field.

Some organisations support girls who want to study IT.Some organisations support girls who want to study IT. (Source: TASR)

Only every fifth girl in Slovakia is considering the study of some IT specialisation.

The recent survey carried out by the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) suggests that 21 percent of girls, aged 14-17 years, are considering studying informatics or a similar specialisation, while another 22 percent can imagine their future in IT.

However, only 3 percent of girls are certain about studying informatics, the TASR newswire reported.

“The problem is that the decision rate to study and then find a job in the field is still relatively low,” said Marián Velšic, the author of the project and IVO analyst, as quoted by TASR.

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