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Mathematics Teachers’ Enrichment Programme underway

Apr 10, 2013, 9:49 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

Sixty Mathematics teachers from both the Junior and Senior Secondary Schools from across the Greater Banjul Area are currently undergoing a mathematics teachers’ enrichment programme, at the St. John’s School for the Deaf in Kanifing.

The theme of the programme, which was centred on “Problem-solving Approaches and Techniques III”, is expected to end today.

The programme which is an enhancement and development programme for mathematics teachers was meant to increase performances and lesson delivery skills and pedagogies in classrooms.

Speaking to The Point on Monday, the Executive Director of the programme, Kolapo Abdul, said the course involves modulo arithmetics, calculus, vectors and mechanics/ linear transformation, statistics, among others.

He said the effort of the programme is to deal with silent and seemingly difficult topics in the GABEGE, WASSCE and partly IGCSE syllabus.

He said the development of human resources is a core factor in the learning and teaching of mathematics education in schools.

Mr. Abdul thanked the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mathematics Teachers’ Association The Gambia (MATAG), Center for Education in Mathematics and Computing, Canada, principals of schools, for their support and cooperation.