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Oxford University trains mathematics teachers in Lagos

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Oxford University Press in collaboration with SchoolstoreNG Limited has trained mathematics teachers from different secondary schools in Lagos on Cambridge Maths IGCSE, AS and A Level free of charge.

The two-day event, which held at Lekki, Lagos, was organised to encourage professional development, among mathematics teachers in Nigeria.

However, SchoolstoreNG Limited, a schools supplier, distributor and online channel, using its trainers’ knowledge of teacher needs and educational trends to help support the improvement of student outcomes.

Author and teacher trainer, James Nicholson from Oxford University Press, who has taught secondary mathematics for over 25 years, was a principal research fellow at Durham University, said the training aims to help teachers prepare their students in the new Cambridge AS and A Level Mathematics syllabus through discussion and hands-on activities that show teachers how to effectively apply key concepts in the classroom, embed learning through real-life application, and boost students’ grades.

He said: “The events has offered a great opportunity for teachers to come together with their peers to share best practice, network, and look at ways to help their students achieve their potential. The train would also help Nigerian mathematics teachers to attain international best practices in terms of academic performance.”

Area Sales Manager Oxford University Press for Africa, Grace Cahill explained that Oxford University Press decided to support Cambridge curriculum teachers from Lagos to improve standard of learning.

She said: “Our aim is to help make Nigeria a world leader in mathematics and to give every teacher attending the skills to helptheir students achieve success in their international examinations.”


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