NorthEast students' Math performance alarms officials

[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 February 2003, 18:11 GMT]
More than sixty percent of students who sit for the G.C.E.ordinary level (O.L) examination from the northeast province fail in mathematics. This is due to severe shortage of Mathematics teachers, non-availability of necessary resources and delay in supplying required textbooks in time, said the North East Provincial Education Ministry Secretary Mr.R.Thiagalingam addressing five -day workshop in Trincomalee Saturday.

The workshop was organized by the Provincial Department of Education and attended by zonal education officials related to maths education in the northeast province, sources said.

Provincial Director of Education Mr.S.Mahalingam presided.

The main aim of the workshop was to provide details of the mathematics development programme formulated by the Provincial Department of Education to be implemented in the province, sources said.

"Future of several students is adversely impacted when they fail to obtain a credit or an ordinary pass in the GCE Ordinary level examination to pursue their higher education. This trend should not be allowed any more," said Mr.Thiagalingam.

Mr.S.Mahalingam said that in some rural schools in the northeast province not a single student has obtained a pass in Mathematics at the GCE ordinary level examination

Education Secretary, Thiagalingam


NEPC Provincial Education Secretary Mr.R.Thiagalingam addressing the workshop on the proposed mathematics teaching development programme held at Kuralamutham building Saturday. Second from left is Provincial Director of Education Mr.S.Mahalingam

 

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