The IBEC group that represents the high-tech sector, ICT Ireland, has welcomed the decision by the UCD Academic Council to support the reintroduction of bonus points for higher-level Leaving Certificate maths.
This announcement comes on foot of recent support for bonus points from other major universities.
ICT Ireland director Paul Sweetman said: "The reintroduction of bonus points will send a clear signal to national and international industry leaders that Ireland is serious about developing a smart economy.
"Higher-level maths provides students with key skills needed for the high-tech jobs Ireland is working to attract. The opportunity of achieving bonus points will encourage more students to take the course."