A SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) mathematics lecturer will be leaving to Japan on a six weeks mathematics scholarship funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Patrick Valusa, who is a mathematics lecturer at SINU, will be leaving on the 18th of this month to Japan to study a more advanced and effective way of teaching Mathematics.
The significant step taken by JICA to fund the scholarship is purposely to improve the human resource at the Maths and Technology Department at SINU.
Speaking to the Solomon Star, head of the Maths and Technology Department r.Buka Misifea said JICA is very helpful in developing mathematics in the country over the last ten years.
He said the move by JICA to fund the scholarship is purposely to develop lecturers on how to teach Mathematic effetely which will be very helpful to the SINU School of Education.
He added that the change in the mathematics teaching approach will create an avenue for teachers to think and effectively participate into the programme.
Mr Misifea said his department has already conducted two workshops on how to teach mathematics effectively in primary and secondary schools where he reviled that the participants were very satisfied with the approach and knowledge acquired from the two workshops.
He said teachers who attended the two workshops were very happy where they ask for more of such workshop.
Mr Misifea said very soon they will have a volunteer from Japan to help in running the programme at SINU which will see more of the local teachers benefitted from the programme.
By BIRIAU WILSON SAENI