NMC moves to improve mathematics teaching

The National Mathematical Centre (NMC), says it has taken steps towards improving the teaching of mathematics and mathematical sciences.

Director and Chief Executive of the Centre, Professor Stephen Onah, stated this while addressing participants at the closing ceremony of a one-week workshop held for mathematical science lecturers on Computer Statistical Packages for Research Analysis in Abuja.

The measures taken to improve the teaching of mathematics include incentive scheme for pupils, students, teachers and schools; production of teaching modules for primary and secondary school mathematics teacher, and production of mathematics workbook for primary and secondary schools teachers.

A statement by Head of Information of the centre, Onyekachi Njoku, quoted Onah as saying that the centre, through workshops and conferences, established that the two sources of problem of teaching and learning of the subject are the teacher and student.

“The NMC chief executive was not happy that at all levels of the education system, the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics and mathematical sciences is low. He also decried the acute shortage of mathematics teachers in the education system.”

Acting Co-coordinator of Mathematical Science Education Programme of the centre, Dr. Bernard Azuka, stressed that the objective of the workshop is to among others, make participants proficient in computer packages for research analysis, and to update their knowledge on relevant computer statistical  packages for research analysis.

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