Appeal for More Mathematics Teachers

There is a need for Tanzania to invest in increasing the number of qualified mathematics teachers in schools in order to attain its desired development goals. 

Speaking to reporters during the PI-day celebrations organised by the Mathematical Association of Tanzania (MAT) in Dar es Salaam this week, the Deputy Rector for the Tanzania chapter of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Dr Wilson Charles said that the great challenge the country is facing is lack of qualified mathematics teachers.

The Director of Secondary Education in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Vocational Training Paulina Mkonongo maintains that the government was embracing the subject to ensure that Tanzanians use it to solve some of the economic development challenges.

AIMS will continue to support various institutions in the Tanzania to enable the country produce more mathematics students at degree and masters degree level, said Dr Wilson Charles.