Generate interest in mathematics to develop Africa

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Africa needs to improve ways of teaching mathematics, especially to create more interest in the subject and use it as a tool for addressing developmental challenges facing the continent, say experts.

The experts made this known during the he 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum at Heidelberg, Germany last month (19-23 September).

Collins Amburo Agyingi (AIMS Alumnus), a Cameroonian mathematics researcher at the University of South Africa, told SciDev.Net: “Mathematics is global and we need to improve on students’ performance and motivation for liking the subject.”

SciDev.Net’s Sub-Saharan Africa English desk
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