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Lagos aims to improve maths competency among students

30 December 2014, 10:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Lagos State Government has organized training for more than 400 mathematics teachers to improve secondary school students’ performance in the subject.

The 440 teachers are drawn from the six educational districts of the state. 

State Commissioner for Education, Olayinka Oladunjoye, explained that the objective of the training is to update the knowledge of mathematics teachers in the state public secondary schools.

It aims to improve methods of teaching and learning of the subject in schools with a view to achieving improved performance, the official added.

“The objective of the clinic is to improve the teaching skills and competences of the mathematics teachers, to expose them to some new topics in secondary school mathematics; innovative methods of teaching mathematics and to also provide them with instructional materials for effective teaching of mathematics,” she said.

Also read: Govt focus is on education - Shekarau

Oladunjoye noted that the training had focused on different strategies including active learning, effective teaching, use of resource materials such as teaching modules and kits for effective teaching in secondary schools.

It focuses on simplification of difficult concepts in mathematics and practical steps for effective teaching of subject topics among others.

Oladunjoye emphasized that the need to address the challenges faced by students in mathematics and improve their performance in the subject necessitated the organization of the training.

"Mathematics is the bedrock of any nation’s development," she said.

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