Daily Trust (Abuja)

21 February 2013

Nigeria: We Intend to Eliminate Mathematics Phobia - NTIC

Based on the fear which students have developed for mathematics over the years, Nigerian Turkish International College has said it is committed to eliminate the phobia through various mathematics competitions amongst other mathematics programmes.

Speaking during the 10th annual mathematics competition for schools organized by the college in the 36 states of the country including the Federal Capital Territory, Head of the Mathematics Department, Mr. Yunus Esencayi said it was important to encourage students to accept the subject and as well as apply it in every aspect of their lives.

He said it was important to start encouraging them to have an interest in mathematics from their tender age so they can get engaged in other science subject which is important to the development of the society.

According to him, pupils who win in the state level with be given 50 percent scholarship into any NTIC college nationwide while the overall winners will be given 100 percent scholarship.

Esencayi said the students will be given a report card at the end of the examination where they will be shown the mistakes and the corrections.

Students who partook in the examination were pupils in primary five and six and they sat for Algebra, Geometry and Aptitude reasoning.

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