In an effort aimed at improving the performances of its students in Mathematics, the Lagos State Government has send no fewer than 15 Mathematics teachers in the state public secondary schools on a week-long Mathematics Clinic at the National Mathematical Center in Abuja, the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye has disclosed.
Oladunjoye advised participants to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the Clinic to come up with new ways, methodologies and materials of teaching Mathematics with a view to making Mathematics subject interesting and appealing to students in order to improve their performances in the subjects in WAEC and JAMB among other examinations.
She stated that, “I want to implore you to come up with new ways, new ideas, new methodologies and new teaching materials of Mathematics so that you as teachers can make the subject enjoyable, interesting and better for the students so that we can see in the results in improved performance in the subject in WAEC.”
The Commissioner noted that the need to improve students’ performance in Mathematics as a subject necessitated the Clinic particularly against the background of the fact that Mathematics has been identified as a major challenge for students.
She pointed out that Mathematics has also been identified as the bedrock of any nation’s development hence she further implored participants at the Clinic to take it serious as they, the fifteen participants, would be expected to further cascade down the knowledge gained from the training among their other colleagues who did not attend the Clinic.
The Commissioner listed the 15 beneficiaries as including: Mr. Mufutau Olabiyi of Dairy Farm Secondary School, Agege; Mrs. Regina Egbe of Muslim Junior College, Egbe; Mrs. O. G. Ladipo of Baptist Senior High School, Obanikoro; Miss S. O. Amure of Ikorodu Senior Grammar School, Ikorodu; Mr. Ismaila Salami of Epe Senior Grammar School, Epe; Mr. Ganiyu Quadri of Boys’ Senior Academy, Lagos Island; Mr Adesesan Mureni Lawal of Government Senior College, Surulere and Mr Olawunmi Oguntoyinbo of Mainland Senior High School, Mainland.
Others are: Mr. Idrisu Shaka Daudu of Navy Town Senior Secondary School, Ojo; Mr. Nurudeen Abdul of Ajara Senior Grammar School, Badagry; Mr. Rafiu Olatunde Ajose of State Senior High School, Ikeja; Mr. Koyejo Akeem Akano of Ikeja Junior College, Oshodi; Mr. R. A. Jimoh of Keke Senior High School, Agege; Mr. Adelaja Adedeji of Maya Community Grammar School, Ikorodu and Mr. Adewale Majekodunmi of the State Ministry of Education.
The week-long Mathematics Clinic for Teachers will start on Sunday, August 10th and ends on Saturday, August 16th at the National Mathematical Center in Abuja.