International Mathematics Day celebrated in the Central Region

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International Mathematics Day celebrated in the Central Region.

Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem (K. E. E. A) Municipal Education Directorate celebrated 2022 World International Mathematics Day at the forecourt of Municipal Education Office on Monday 14th March.

The theme for this year’s event was “Mathematics Unites”.

The Municipal Director of Education, Madam Cecilia Aboagye in her welcome address highlighted on the need to make mathematics practical and not be taught in abstract in order to help allay the fear of mathematics among students.

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Mrs. Martha Owusu Agyemang , the Central Regional Director in her remarks also advised teachers within the Municipality to make use of teaching and learning materials made available to them and cite practical examples in order to create a good picture that mathematics is a lifestyle and not a difficult subject as perceived by students.

In his key note address, Prof. Jophos Anamoah Mensah who was the guest speaker, emphasized that Mathematics “is about learning and understanding the fundamental reality of nature, our economy, space and time, identity and change, causality, necessity, and possibilities.” He said “Understanding mathematics embraces logic and reasoning to resolve complicated and interlocking issues”

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Prof. Anamoah Mensah further added that ” the skills mathematics present are crucial to our ways of thinking and problem solving and importantly, critical to our understanding of science and technology, financial literacy, and economic development.”

The students within the Municipality were tasked to select projects on mathematics and defend to prove that indeed “Mathematics Unites” .Komenda Senior Technical School came out first for the Senior High category whiles Komenda M. A JHS won the Junior High Category.

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Both winners received awards for themselves and their schools.

Among the dignitaries present were Professor Opoti from University of Education, Winneba, Dr. Richard Moore and Dr. Adom Konadu all from the University of Cape Coast, Mathematics Department, Hon. Solomon Ebo Appiah, the Municipal Chief Executive of K. E. E. A and Madam Grace Essuman , STEM Coordinator, KEEA.

Credit

PR Unit, STEM Unit

KEEA Education Directorate.

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