Education

How We Remove the Fear of Mathematics in our Students

In a time where excelling in science courses is seen as a privilege of geniuses only, Heydey School has transformed how her students learn maths, a historically unattractive but important subject. In this interview, Mrs. Susan Amuta, Proprietress of the school talks about the Nigerian education system, and how to help students love maths.

Globally, there is intense emphasis on STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses, but Nigeria records less than 50% pass rate in maths in the annual WASSCE. What does this portend to the nation and how do we fix it?

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About Schools, Guns and Roses

Adam Lanza. That was the name that shattered my belief in the fact that schools abroad are havens. Before this time, I had always thought that few places could provide security for children like the school. Granted, the nasty issue of bullying has been a growing concern over the years but I didn’t think that a sweet 6 year old would wave mummy goodbye in the morning and be the unwanted guest of a body bag by midday.

Lanza happened two years ago. I remember watching the report of how this 20year old silenced 26 lives with his bullets. As my eyes turned glassy, I silently prayed that this would never ever happen here in Nigeria, and for a while, it didn’t.

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