African Science Academy holds Maths MasterClass in Koforidua, November 24

Accra, Nov 21, GNA - The African Science Academy (ASA), a leading STEM academy for girls in collaboration with the Ghana Society for Education Technology (GSET) would hold another edition of the Maths MasterClass in Koforidua on November 24, 2021.

The MasterClass programme is a professional development training, which would bring together about 40 Senior High School (SHS) mathematics teachers based in the Eastern Region.

It is a one-day open-space conference designed and dedicated to the teachers with the aim of sharing good practices, broadening the knowledge and to develop engaging and practical ways of teaching mathematics.

The event also seeks to create a learning community, which brings together dynamic and progressive mathematics educators interested in enhancing the structure of our education system both at the private and on the public level.

Tullow has been funding ASA since 2017 to undertake free professional development programmes for SHS Mathematics teachers in Ghana, in an attempt to expand its reach across the country.

Two similar editions were respectively held in Tamale and Kumasi last year.

Ms Gifty Ghansah, the Head Teacher of ASA in an interview with the Ghana News Agency expressed gratitude to Tullow for their commitment in continuing to supporting the capacity building training programmes of Mathematics Educators across the country.

She said the coming Maths MasterClass in Koforidua promised to be a fully packed collaborative session with participants engaging in discussions on gender and inclusive cultures in the mathematics classroom, differentiation for all learners and assessment for Learning.

She said discussions would also be on effective mathematics teaching and learning strategies for teaching topics such as circle geometry, trigonometry and how technology could be used in the mathematics classroom to promote engagement and enjoyment of the subject.

Ms Ghansah said ASA looked forward to impacting over 1,600 students in the Eastern Region with applicable mathematics knowledge from their teachers.

The organizing partner GSET is a leading professional educational technology association in Africa, which works with the Ghanaian education community to hasten the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation in education.

Since its inaugural launch on July 22, 2020, by the then Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Ghana Society has engaged and continues to break new frontiers in global education technology and STEM areas.