Ghana’s Education Service (GES) after postponing the annual celebration of mathematics subject amid valentine’s day has announced February 17, 2021, as National Mathematics Day in all Junior and Senior High Schools.
The Education Service in a letter to all regional and district directors of education sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said: “The day is earmarked for only mathematics activities in our schools throughout the country”.
GES in the release indicated that the National Mathematics Day virtual ceremony with stakeholders would be organised at the Science Education Unit in Accra alongside the regional and district school activities.
It said the Mathematics Day which should have been observed on 14th February this year, had to be postponed to February 17 since the February 14 date widely known as Val’s Day fell on a weekend and not a school day.
The National Mathematics Day, according, to GES, is for students to show love for the subject most Ghanaian candidates have described as difficult.
Candidate’s performance after the conduct of the annual West African Examinations Council (WAEC) BECE and WASSCE for School examination over the years is evidence of the challenge students have with the subject.
The Education Service has said education directors could organise a debate on the motion “mathematics is a necessity for nation-building” and a mathematics quiz competition for Junior and Senior High school students.
It advised that to ensure strict compliance with the coronavirus protocols two students are to be selected as a contestant representing each class.
“Regional science coordinators are to submit collated reports from the districts to the director-general through the director, schools and instructions to [email protected]
“The reports must include pictures of the various activities conducted. Coordinators must ensure strict adherence to all the COVID-19 protocols,”