PUCG Trains Basic School Mathematics Teachers

PUCG Trains Basic School Mathematics Teachers

The Department of Mathematics of the Presbyterian University College, Ghana (PUCG) has held a two-day in-service training for Basic School Mathematics teachers in the Kwahu East Education Directorate.

The in-service training workshop was initiated by the Department of Mathematics of PUCG with full support from the Director of Education of the Kwahu East Education Directorate, Ivy Owusu (Mrs.).

The objective of the workshop is to improve content teaching of mathematics in the basic schools in the Kwahu area where the Okwahu Campus of the University is located.

Topics treated at the workshop were Mathematics and Nature, Vectors and Mapping, Probability and Statistics, and Algebra. Twenty (20) teachers from the Junior High Schools from the directorate participated in the workshop.

Speaking at the workshop, the Director of Education, Mrs. Ivy Owusu implored the participating teachers to take the training serious since, according to her, will improve the effective teaching of Mathematics in the District.

She disclosed that a similar workshop would be organized for teachers at the primary school level so that the pupils would have good foundation in mathematics to support good progression in the subject.

The President of PUCG, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng said the University initiated the programme as its social contribution to the communities in the area as a result of poor performance in Mathematics in the BECE and WASSCE by candidates.

The President hoped that this initiate by the Department of Mathematics will go a long way to improve performance of mathematics in the BECE and WASSCE in the next few years of the schools on the Kwahu ridge.

He thanked the Director of Education and her directorate for the collaboration and hoped for further engagements to help improve education in the area.

On his part, the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Mr. Odei Bempong when opening the workshop expressed appreciation to the Education Director of Kwahu East Directorate and the teachers who participated.

He disclosed that the workshop will be upgraded to a certificate programme to cover more topics in mathematics that candidates preparing for the BECE and WASSCE find difficulties, adding that it will be extended to cover the other education directorates in the Kwahu area.

The resource persons were Mr. Gabriel Obed Fosu, Mr. Emmanuel Akweittey, Mr. Michael Ezra Otoo and Mr. Joseph Manasseh Opong, all lecturers in the Departments of Mathematics and Actuarial Science of PUCG.