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NMC To Improve Quality Of Teaching, Learning Of Mathematics


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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