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  • Persons entering the teaching profession are being encouraged to opt to become Mathematics teachers, as the system can currently accommodate over 500 professionals.
  • The call came from Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, while delivering the opening address at the Mico University College Research Day, on March 24.
  • The Minister called on Mico to play a greater role in equipping Mathematics teachers with advanced qualifications, and also to make use of opportunities which the Minister of Education has created with reform and development of its Mathematics curriculum.

Persons entering the teaching profession are being encouraged to opt to become Mathematics teachers, as the system can currently accommodate over 500 professionals.

The call came from Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, while delivering the opening address at the Mico University College Research Day, on March 24.

“If we had five hundred trained Mathematics teachers, we could absorb them in the education system without delay,” the Minister said, emphasising that the high paying jobs right across the globe require persons with Mathematics skills.

The Minister called on Mico to play a greater role in equipping Mathematics teachers with advanced qualifications, and also to make use of opportunities which the Minister of Education has created with reform and development of its Mathematics curriculum.

“The opportunities are there, the way forward is clear, and the resolve is undoubted. Competency in Mathematics provides a country with the basis to take advantage of economic opportunities,” Rev. Thwaites said.

The two-day event, held under the theme: ‘The Transforming Power of Mathematics for National Development’, is dedicated to its retired President and former Principal, Professor Claude Packer, who gave over 40 years of contribution to the field of Mathematics.

Persons attending the function got the opportunity to view several methods used by institutions to make Mathematics a friendly subject, as well as exposure to several panel discussions with leading figures in the education sector.