Demystify study of Mathematics for national development - School proprietor advocates
A pragmatic teaching of Mathematics to demystify its learning and inculcate it in school children and the love of the subject will enable them to contribute more meaningfully to national development, the Director of the Christside International School, Emmanuel Lamptey, has stated.
He explained that parents, teachers and educational authorities must therefore continue to find ways to eliminate the misconception about the subject as a difficult one among schoolchildren and support them with the necessary skills to master it to unearth their full potential.
Mr Lamptey said that at the 18th Anniversary Speech and Prizegiving Day of the school at Iron City near Amanfro in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region last Saturday.
The event, which was on the theme; “Education, the youth’s channel to a successful future,” was also used to present prizes to deserving pupils for excellent academic work.
The event was spiced up with various performances such as choreography, cadet parade, drama, modelling, poetry recitals and cultural display among others.
The director announced that the school had an “impeccable track record” of scoring 100 per cent at the Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) with distinctions in some cases between 2012 and 2022.
“We produced excellent results in the 2022 BECE and our students had admission to some of the top schools in the country.
“Most of our candidates had grade one in English Language; the worse was grade two.
We have a higher expectation as regards the 2023 BECE results” Mr Lamptey emphasised.
On the learning of Mathematics in the school, the director said the authorities introduced the Mezzomaths concept four years ago to augment the teaching and learning of the subject in particular and other subjects in general.
The concept, he said was aimed at making Mathematics simple, fun, lovely, entertaining and to eliminate the phobia associated with the subject.
“It puts the student-child on the trajectory to solve complex mathematical problems accurately and speedily and this has a spillover effect on the child’s performance in other subjects.
“I am challenging every parent here-in present to match your Christside children’s performance in Mathematics and other subjects with children in other schools within a year from now and the difference will be very conspicuous,” he stated.
Touching on the challenges of the school, Mr Lamptey called for financial support from philanthropists and non-governmental organisations to help raise GH¢ 200,000.00 for the procurement of a school bus, musical instruments and the completion of a ceiling project in the school.
He further called for support from stakeholders to enable the school to complete the acquisition of a bigger plot of land for a sports park and additional classrooms, a boarding house and an infirmary.
The Ga South Municipal Director of Education, Henry Ayitse, called on the youth to embrace “technology and harness its power for the betterment of society.”
“The digital revolution has transformed the way we live, work and connect with one another,” he further stated.