Teachers need to adopt modern and relevant methods

Teachers need to adopt more modern and relevant methods of teaching Mathematics.

The advice has come from Principal of the Barrouallie Secondary School, Kenneth Holder, who delivered the feature address at the opening of a Professional Development Conference on Mathematics.

With the downward spiral in Mathematics here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Ministry of Education had sought to bring about a new initiative in hopes of stemming the slide.

In early October Minister of Education St Clair Prince said a Mathematics Panel is expected to improve the teaching and learning of Maths in educational institutions across the country.

Holder urged Teachers to adjust their teaching strategies to enhance the learning experience of the students, the conference comprises of Teachers from grades 5 to 8 of Primary and teachers of Secondary Schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

In August, Minister of Education St. Clair Prince had said that the Ministry of Education was seeking to improve the pass rate among students sitting Mathematics at (CSEC) examination.

The panel to look at such consists of primary and secondary school teachers, education officers and retired educators of Mathematics, according to the SVG Education Media Unit.

They would seek to advise on the selection of appropriate teaching and learning resources; Analyze and review Mathematics syllabuses and propose strategies and approaches for teaching concepts along with training workshops.

Ministry officials had disclosed that the pass rate in Mathematics in SVG moved from 47.35% in 2016, to 40.13% in 2017.

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