Taraba varsity’s first PhD graduate advocates teaching of mathematics in local languages


Dr Hanawa Rufus, the first holder of Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) from the Taraba State University, Jalingo on Sunday advised the authorities to adopt a combination of English with local languages in teaching mathematics to enhance understanding and interest in the subject.

Rufus, who holds PhD in Mathematics Education, gave the advice in an interview with Tribune Online in Jalingo.

According to him, the fear of mathematics, Commonly referred to as mathematics phobia would be removed when the concepts of the subject are explained to the students in their local dialects.

“From the research, I conducted to earn a PhD, I discovered that teaching of mathematics using the language of the…

Source: Nigerian Tribune