The Project aims at addressing the worrisome subject competency gaps that exist among Mathematics teachers in Nigeria. This, as established through baseline studies and existing academic literature has been hugely responsible for the mass fear and failure of Mathematics by pupils at different levels of education, especially at the basic and secondary levels.
In Addition, Our goal is to equip math teachers and school heads from 300 low-middle cost schools with practical skills and universal best standard practices that aid interactive and successful lesson preparation and delivery. Key Focus Areas of the SEP-M intervention include Philosophy and Psychology of Math, Pedagogy of Math, Understanding and Correcting Myths in Math, 21st century models for Math lesson preparation, and delivery, Sustainable Methods for Resourcing and Deploying Instructional Tools for Math lessons among many others. The Training shall involve periodic assessment using the Math Inventory Tool, an evaluation tool designed by the Implementing Partner for Math teachers and pupils.
300 Schools in Lagos State would be selected to be part of the project. Two individuals from each school, the Math teacher (primary target) and the school heads (secondary target)
The Project is set to run from August – October 2021.
The Training is a combination of physical and self-paced learning on the BAF Learning Management System for Teachers. A total of 3 Physical Training workshops would hold while the participants would be required to complete the training course online.
Physical trainings shall hold at two central locations in Lagos State, suitable for schools on the Island and on the Mainland.
Low-Middle Cost schools that are domiciled in Lagos, Nigeria are qualified to register for the project. Public or state-owned schools are not to apply. In this project, low-middle cost schools are schools that charge between 25,000 to 150,000 annually as fees. Applicant school must have qualified Math teachers.