Following reports of mass failure in public examinations, the Lagos State government has trained 440 Mathematics Teachers to improve students’ performance in Mathematics in the state’s public secondary schools.
The state commissioner for education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, who made this disclosure in Lagos, explained that the objective of the training was to update the knowledge of Mathematics teachers in the state’s public secondary schools and also improve the methods of teaching and learning of the subject in schools.
Oladunjoye noted that the training had focused on different strategies including active learning, effective teaching, use of resource materials such as teaching modules and kits for effective teaching in secondary schools, simplification of difficult concepts in Mathematics and practical steps for effective teaching of subject topics among others.
She emphasized that the need to address the challenges faced by students in Mathematics and improve their performance in the subject necessitated the organization of the training particularly since Mathematics is the bedrock of any nation’s development.

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