National Mathematics Day is being marked today across Ghana. The day officially coincided with the 14th February Valentine’s day.
However, GES postponed it to today, 17th February 2021 so that the love celebrations on Val’s day take the shine away from the celebration. It was rescheduled for today because 14th February fell on a weekend.
The Mathematics day is to be celebrated in all Junior and Senior High Schools
Ghana’s Education Service (GES) in a letter to all schools through regional directors of education said “The day is earmarked for only mathematics activities in our schools throughout the country”.
The Education service is expected to organize a day’s virtual event with some selected stakeholders with the support of the Science Education Unit in Accra and at the regional and district levels.
The general performance of Ghanaian students in Mathematics at the BECE and WASSCE have not been the best with many candidates struggling to pass the subject,
Mathematics society suggestions on the National Mathematics Day
The Education Service has said education directors could organize a debate on the motion “mathematics is a necessity for nation-building” and a mathematics quiz competition for Junior and Senior High school students.
It advised that to ensure strict compliance with the coronavirus protocols two students are to be selected as a contestant representing each class.
“Regional science coordinators are to submit collated reports from the districts to the director-general through the director, schools, and instructions to [email protected].
The GES also gave directives on the need to observe the COVID-19 protocols at all levels as schools celebrate mathematics day.
“The reports must include pictures of the various activities conducted. Coordinators must ensure strict adherence to all the COVID-19 protocols,” The GES said in its letter on the National Mathematics Day.
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