The

National Mathematical Centre (NMC) is to improve the quality of

teaching and learning of mathematics, mathematics education and the

mathematical sciences at all levels of the education system.

Director

and chief executive of the centre, Prof Stephen E. Onah stated this in

an address at the closing ceremony of a one-week workshop for

mathematical science lecturers on Computer Statistical Packages for

Research Analysis in Abuja.

He said that the centre has through

workshops and conferences, established that the two sources of problem

of the teaching and learning of the subject are the teacher and

student.

In

a statement by the National Mathematical Centre’s Head, Information,

Onyekachi Njoku, the chief executive was not happy that at all levels of

the education system, the quality of teaching and learning of

mathematics and the mathematical sciences is low.

He also decried the acute shortage of mathematics teachers in the education system.

However,

Onah pointed out that the centre has developed appropriate strategies

which 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 school teachers.

The 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 the participants proficient in the use of computer packages for

research analysis and update their knowledge on relevant computer

statistical packages for research analysis

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