The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB) has mapped out techniques that would enhance the teaching of science and mathematics in public schools across the state.
The meeting which held at the secretariat of the board yesterday, with the executive chairman of the board, Mallam Abdulkarim Muhammad Abdullahi tasking those who attended the session to proffer workable solutions to the difficulties associated with the teaching of the two core subjects.
Earlier, Isah Salisu, director, quality assurance at the board, gave an update of the activities of Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE) in the state, a bilateral agreement reached between the federal ministry of education and the Japanese government through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Salisu explained that SMASE is aimed at improving the teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science Education, with thrust of the project on a paradigm shift from the traditional method of teaching which is teacher-centred to pupils or students centred and activities base.
He disclosed that the state government through the board has sponsored 13 state trainers for a SMASE workshop in Kaduna, following which on their return, another 200 core teachers of Science and Mathematics received training from the state trainers.
The director, quality assurance stated that as a result of the impressive performance of the state trainers, as rated by a team of evaluators from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), FME, NTI and JICA, Malam Isah Muhammad Eyah, a desk officer with the board, was sponsored to an international training in Malaysia.
He disclosed that plans are underway for the board to train 620 additional Mathematics and Science teachers selected from across the three senatorial zones of the state.