The Ministry of Education (MoE) as today March 14, 2022, marks International Mathematics Day (IMD) launched the 10th Anniversary of AIMS Ghana to commemorate the yearly Mathematics day also known as Pi Day.
John Ntim Fordjour speaking at the AIMS event said Mathematics is not only a foundational subject that underpins inventions and solutions to global challenges but is the universal language that unites people in many ways daily.
The Deputy Education Minister added that “Mathematics is not abstract, it is real and exciting! The government is committed to investing in STEM education and the promotion of the learning of Mathematics at all levels.”
Education Minister, Dr Adutwum on his part said “as we celebrate this special day, it is a clarion call for us all to reflect on the importance of Mathematics to our world today, especially as we recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Let’s also use the unique opportunity of today’s celebration to create awareness on the role mathematics plays in achieving national and global goals including the Sustainable Development Goals,” the teaching Minister added.
Observed on March 14 each year nationwide, The International Day of Mathematics (Pi Day) is a project led by the International Mathematical Union with the support of numerous international and regional organizations.
March 14 is already celebrated in many countries as Pi Day because that date is written as 3/14 in some countries and the mathematical constant Pi is approximately 3.14.
The theme for the 2022 academic year International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is Mathematics Unites. It was proposed by Yuliya Nesterova, a graduate student from the University of Ottawa in Canada.
“Mathematics unites, to signal that it is a common language we all have and a common subject with which to find one another,” the Ottawa University graduate explained