Training teachers

Boost for maths education

23 September 2021 | Education

Old Mutual signed a partnership agreement valued at N$270 000 with the Ministry of Education (MoE) for the training and development of 407 high school Mathematics teachers to qualify for the Certificate in Advanced Mathematics for Teachers (CAMT).

This is part of Old Mutual’s commitment to invest in initiatives that significantly improve the teaching and learning environment, focusing on improving the Grade 12 Maths results, with the introduction of the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level in 2021 for public schools, countrywide.

According to Mauriza Fredericks, Manager: Communications and Social Responsibility Old Mutual: “Teachers have the ability to shape leaders of the future in the best way for society to build positive and inspired future generations, and therefore design the society we experience today and tomorrow. Combine that with a generation that has the ability to effectively build mental discipline, logical reasoning and mental rigor, critical thinking, and more. These are all qualities that are nurtured by Mathematics – and these are the qualities in a future fit Namibia.”

Old Mutual’s investment is channelled towards the development of Mathematics content (by the University of Namibia); teaching material, subsidised internet connectivity (by MTN Namibia) and prize giving for the top performing teachers at the completion of their studies.

While expressing her gratitude, MoE deputy executive director Edda Bohn said that with the introduction of AS levels, it has been the ministry’s commitment to assist and support Mathematics teachers to upgrade their skills and content knowledge in order to teach the subject with confidence.

“Visualising the spiral curriculum, the content of AS level builds on the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary evel in the same way as the former NSSC Higher level did. So, though senior secondary teachers went through their teacher training and acquired content knowledge at these levels as well as methodology of teaching, there is a significant up-scale of the learning content, of which many of them might not have been teaching before as part of Mathematics at Higher level, meaning that the Advanced Subsidiary level is benchmarked slightly above the content of the former higher level.”

She added that with the skilled human resource, namely the capacitated teachers, all learners have access to equitable inclusive quality education that qualifies them to pursue higher education.

Similar News

 

First-ever career week at Duinesig

14 hours ago | Education

Swakopmund • [email protected] Duinesig High School hosted its first-ever career week from 11 to 15 October. Universities and colleges joined forces as exhibitors and...

Ten millionth educational booklet printed

3 days ago - 13 October 2021 | Education

Namibia Media Holdings (NMH) was entrusted with the printing and distribution of National Educational Support Study Materials – a venture that began during lockdown last...

Pre-schoolers educated on water safety

6 days ago - 10 October 2021 | Education

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Monarch Lifegaurd and Emergency Services hosted a presentation to educate the little ones from Ocean Star Preschool about water...

Teachers appreciated, celebrated

1 week ago - 06 October 2021 | Education

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Walvis Bay celebrated World Teachers Day with ‘Teacher’s role in education recovery post Covid-19’ as theme. Erongo governor Neville...

Pupkewitz Megabuild launches 2022 graduate programme

2 weeks ago - 29 September 2021 | Education

Wetumwene ShikageThe Pupkewitz Megabuild Graduate Programme initiative is aimed at supporting newly graduated students to gain work experience, which will serve as an additional advantage...

New education act, regulations in final stages

2 weeks ago - 28 September 2021 | Education

Swakopmund ∙ [email protected] The regulations adjacent to the new education act are in their final stages, according to the education inspector for the Omaruru...

Onderwysfonds op die voorgrond

2 weeks ago - 28 September 2021 | Education

Swakomund • [email protected] Rapport Onderwysfonds (ROF) is weer eens vanjaar oop vir Namibiese aansoeke en daarvan is daar geen tekort nie. Volgens Elizma Theron, die...

Quality teaching in a quality environment

3 weeks ago - 25 September 2021 | Education

Last year, the German embassy in Windhoek was approached by the German, Afrikaans and French language departments of the University of Namibia (UNAM) with regards...

Impact of the new school calendar on the education...

3 weeks ago - 21 September 2021 | Education

Windhoek ∙ [email protected] ministry of education, arts and culture announced a change in the amount of terms for the 2022 school calendar. The new approved...

No means no!

3 weeks ago - 20 September 2021 | Education

The US government-funded DREAMS Program recently certified 23 young Namibian women as No-Means-No instructors to train adolescent girls in techniques to protect themselves against gender-based...

Latest News

First-ever career week at Duinesig

14 hours ago | Education

Swakopmund • [email protected] Duinesig High School hosted its first-ever career week from 11 to 15 October. Universities and colleges joined forces as exhibitors and...

Volkswagen Caddy to retail in...

14 hours ago | Motors

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be launching the new Caddy in South Africa from November 2021. The Caddy was first launched in the local...

Vaccination uptake not satisfactory ...

15 hours ago | Ministries

The number of new Covid-19 infections have significantly decreased in the past few weeks. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula stated that the decline in...

Blue Waters up against Pro-Ed...

21 hours ago | Sports

Blue Waters will face Pro-Ed Old Boys Cricket Club I in the final of this year’s edition of the Coastal T20 Cricket League.Helmut Mack confirmed...

Elderly person murdered

1 day - 16 October 2021 | Crime

The police are appealing for help from the public to find the suspects wanted in connection with a murder and a housebreaking with intent to...

Kudus II ready for Unam...

1 day - 15 October 2021 | Sports

Walvis Bay •[email protected] The FNB Kudus II team will meet the University of Namibia (Unam) II in a Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) reserve...

World Food Day supported

1 day - 15 October 2021 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Hodago Fishing handed over 25 food parcels to the office of the governor, in support of World Food Day that...

Hydrogeological map launched

1 day - 15 October 2021 | Environment

Windhoek • [email protected] The minister of agriculture, water and land reform says that, in his opinion, a total ban on prospecting and mining activities...

NCAF workshop conducted

1 day - 15 October 2021 | Ministries

Swakopmund • [email protected] An estimated 50 stakeholders from various institutions attended the seventh National Conservation Agriculture Forum (NCAF) workshop which was conducted...

Load More