On December 12th, 2020,the Divisional Delegate for Secondary Education in Fako, Dr. Njie Martin Esongo, visited participants at the four-day Workshop organised in Limbe by AIMS TTP for 42 in-service Mathematics teachers from public and private secondary schools in the Littoral Region.
After listening to a brief presentation of the Teacher Training Program in Partnership with Mastercard Foundation and its overall aim to improve on the learning and teaching of Mathematics, Dr. Njie appreciated the initiative and agreed that Mathematics is important and involved in everything in life. He equally highlighted the gender disparity in STEM and urged the Mathematics teachers to encourage more female students to join Mathematics. Dr. Njie transmitted the warm greetings and welcome from the Regional Delegate and wished journey mercies back to their various schools. He also handed over AIMS TTP Geometric kits to the Mathematics teachers who were indeed on their last day of training.
The visit by the Divisional Delegate highlighted the successful partnership AIMS officially forged with the Government of Cameroon in January 2016 to launch AIMS TTP. Since then, the Government, through the Ministry of Secondary Education, has deployed human and technical resources to support TTP.
In its bid to improve the learning and teaching of Mathematics, AIMS TTP has trained 845 (125 females) pre-service teachers at the Higher Teacher Training Colleges in Bambili, Maroua, Bertoua and Yaounde in 11 pre-service Teacher Training Workshops. During the same period since 2017, AIMS TTP has organized 31 Workshops and trained more than 1606 in-service teachers, 317 being female. About 749,984 (418,903 boys, 331,081 girls) secondary students have been reached so far across the country. The impact can already be felt because there is an increase of students’ interest and a 31% success rate recorded in the 2019-2020 GCE Ordinary Level. This marked an improvement from the 28% recorded in the previous year.
By the end of the five-year program in 2021, AIMS TTP will have trained 1920 in-service and 1200 pre-service teachers and impact over a million students.