Regional News of Friday, 5 April 2013

Source: GNA

‘Students fail in mathematics because of fear’

Professor Sitsofe Anku, President of Ghana Mathematics Society, said students mostly failed in mathematics because of fear.

“Many people failed mathematics because they think it is not easy,” Professor Anku said this at the launch of Vedic Math Ghana [VMG] programme on Thursday in Accra.

The VMG programme was established to help students develop new methods of solving mathematics.

It was on the theme: “Building Capacity to Revamp Mathematics Education through Competence and Confidence”.

Professor Anku advised teachers to upgrade themselves in their profession to recognize the new method of solving mathematics.

He urged students to see mathematics like any other reading subject and aspire for excellence in the subject area and appealed to stakeholders to assist the programme to expand.

Mrs Rabiana Azara Amandi, Director of Pre-Tertiary Education, said over the years, mathematics had been a difficult subject for students.

She expressed gratitude for the esatblishment of the programme and hoped that this new method would help students solve their mathematics problems.