47 In-Service Mathematics Teachers, 4 being female, from public and private secondary schools across the South West Region have been equipped with a solid foundation for strong work ethics to tackle challenges such as student discipline and managing the relationship with the school administration. The teachers were participating in a workshop organised from the 25th to the 28th of November 2020 in Limbe by AIMS Cameroon’s Teacher Training Program (AIMS TTP) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation and the Government of Cameroon.
During a session on Deontology and Ethics, trainers edified the teachers on a Code of Ethics which included integrity, emphasis on the quality of work, professionalism, self-discipline, sense of responsibility, sense of teamwork, good time management and intellectual honesty. The teachers were advised to let integrity permeate every aspect of their job; from how they deal with students to how they treat their colleagues and their hierarchy. The trainers insisted that each teacher should maintain at all times a dignified personality which could serve as a model worthy of emulation by students, colleagues and others.
The workshop which ended on Saturday November 28th 2020, was the fourth organised in Limbe by AIMS TTP this academic year and is one of nearly 30 workshops organised nationwide since 2017. The workshops aim to not only improve the quality of teaching and learning Mathematics but also to promote and demystify Mathematics while increasing the number of students who pursue Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in Higher Education.