Maths matters

— MOE revamping mathematics delivery in Secondary Schools

— Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project pushes for modern education delivery for 21st-century learning

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Ministry of Education is hosting a two-day workshop geared at enhancing Grades seven to eleven Mathematics content delivery for the 21st-century classroom.

The exercise, being held at the Cyril Potter College of Education, is spearheaded by the Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project (GSEIP) along with project Consultant Dr. PierAnjeli Clarke.

The workshop forms another component of the GSEIP and is aimed at improving the performance outcome of Mathematics in Guyana.

The forum also seeks to improve the development of mathematics learning and content.

Senior Education Officer-mathematics, Ameer Ali explained that GSEIP aims to not only improve performance but to modernise education delivery to fit into 21st-century classrooms.

“Change the culture in which Mathematics concepts are delivered in our classrooms. That is to say, change the culture from teaching of Mathematics to learning of Mathematics,” Ali said.

Chief Education Officer (CEO), Dr. Marcel Hutson said that while the Ministry of Education has made strides to improve Mathematics performance, “the Ministry of Education is not oblivious as to what has to be done if we are to improve our performance, and we have come a long way. What this project seeks to do is to change the way we operate, change the way we teach, change the methodologies that we use.”

The workshop is aligned with the ministry’s ongoing reformation and modernisation of the school curriculum.

The curriculum had not been reformed since 1976, and these steps are considered timely and necessary for improved educational performance.

GSEIP aims to increase the number of students with access to Secondary School Mathematics teachers nationwide who are benefiting from continuous professional development nationwide.