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Time to take science and engineering to the next level – Ntim Fordjour

Assin South lawmaker, John Ntim Fordjour says science is inevitable in our daily lives and it is time we take science and engineering to the next year.

‘Science is an inevitable part of our lives but it seems in Ghana how mathematics is taught is discourages people from pursuing the course.

“It is about time we take science, engineering to the next level,” he said on Original 91.9FM’s Adwenekasa Monday.

He noted that the novel coronavirus disease which has caused a global scourge and also businesses migrating to the online space is clear indication mathematics and science are at the heart of human development.

“In the Supreme Court, in the 2012 and 2016 election petitions what transpired in the court, before and what happened aftermaths implies mathematics is really important. Lawyers, human resources practitioners, marketers all need mathematics, so, not only engineers need mathematics, journalists everybody needs mathematics,” he added.

Hon. Ntim Fordjour also alluded that there should be conscious efforts to channel national resources into the area of mathematics to bring solutions to major challenges impeding the development of the country.

Proceeding on that tangent, the Assin South MP mentioned that, mathematics teachers should be highly motivated, and also it should be stated categorically the perception hold by some students that mathematics is a difficult subject is wholly false.

“If you have taken notice – all schools have mathematics, history teacher but when you visit some schools there are no teachers to teach physics, chemistry, science, engineering, teacher and other mathematics-related subjects,” he opined.

The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration. Each year on March 14 all countries are invited to participate through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries, and other spaces.

The proclamation of March 14 as the International Day of Mathematics was adopted by the Executive Council of UNESCO at its 205th session. It was adopted by the 40th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in November 2019.

 By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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