A delegation of trainers from AIMS Cameroon’s Teacher Training Program (AIMS TTP) was in Bertoua, headquarter of the East Region, on the 1st of April 2021 to sensitise 47 principals, eight of whom were women.
Prominent among complains by secondary school mathematics teachers during AIMS TTP workshops across the country is the lack of an enabling environment in schools for effective teaching and learning of Mathematics. Overloaded timetables and high students/teacher ratio as well as absence of pedagogic materials were listed as challenges by Mathematics teachers. Moreso, Principals were blamed for not often giving due attention to the needs of their Mathematics teachers.
In its strategy to promote new methodologies for teaching and learning Mathematics differently, AIMS TTP organises one-day workshops for Principals and School Administrators. These workshops allow them to learn exactly what their responsibilities are in terms of administering and supporting successful Mathematics education at their schools, as well as supporting the specific needs of mathematics teachers – especially those that are implementing the TTP methodology.
To date, nine (09) training workshops have been implemented across the nation. AIMS TTP initially targeted 400 Principals and Delegates in the current 5-year phase of the AIMS TTP project. 713 have already been trained. This number will increase in the days ahead when AIMS TTP will organise two one-day awareness workshops for Principals in the Littoral and the North West Regions.