The Education & ICT Directorate of Remo Growth and Development Foundation, (RemoGDF), wraps up its 2-week Two Hands System of Abacus Mental Arithmetic Training for all Mathematics Teachers across public secondary schools in Remo on Tuesday 13 April, 2020.
According to the body, the closing ceremony holds at 10:00 AM prompt, on the day at Tai Solarin Hall, Mayflower School, Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
The Teacher Training commenced on Monday, 29 March with 115 teachers and six instructors. Preceding this was the International Mathematics Kangaroo San Frontieres (KSF) Competition for Students which ran two batches for SSS1 students (a boy and a girl from each participating school) on 20 March (65 students) and 27 March (54 students). Each participating school, in turn, had their teachers trained as the performance in the competition will be used as baseline data to benchmark the performance of the teachers after their training. The next phase of this program is the rollout in schools of the “Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) – Strategic Intervention in Primary & Junior Secondary Education Delivery.”
This phased programming is in line with the aim of the Education & ICT Directorate to improve student performance in mental mathematics, thus preparing them to be globally relevant and competitive. Part of measuring the effectiveness of this program is the students’ performance in the KSF competition; significant improvement in general mathematics; and ability of students and teachers to implement mental arithmetic in school with minimum supervision. In commending the Remo Donors and Education Officials who are supporting this program, the Head of the Directorate, Prof. Adewale R. T. Solarin, FMAN, FPNGMS, FNMS, former Director/Chief Executive Officer, National Mathematical Centre, Abuja, noted: “The importance of any training for teachers is significant improvement in student performance. Competence is achieved by learning. Courage comes when a Child has a Giant’s shoulders to sit on. Confidence is learning to balance, standing on the head of the Giant. May every African Child find a willing Giant and every African Giant be willing!”
Gracing the closing ceremony are the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science & Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu; Special Adviser (Tertiary Education), Prof. Joseph S. Odemuyiwa; Special Adviser (Primary & Secondary Education), Mrs. Ronke Soyombo; ably supported by the Foundation’s Chairman, Otunba Tunji Lawal-Solarin, the Co-Chairman, Aare (Dr.) Kolawole Oyefeso; selected Donors, the Principal-General for Remo’s 55 School Principals, Alhaji Ganiu Akorede Ramoni and the RemoGDF Executive Council; in line with COVID-19 health guidelines. Other members of the Foundation, Remo community and well-wishers will be able to join via a Zoom link.