The Proprietress, Heyday Nursery and Primary School, Festac Town, Lagos, Mrs. Suzan Amuta, says the knowledge of Abacus will help to improve pupils’ performance in mathematics.
She said this during the award of Abacus certificate to outstanding pupils of the school on Thursday.
Abacus is a mathematical learning apparatus in a frame of two segments.
The educationist described teaching of Abacus at primary schools as a privilege, adding that it would prepare the pupils’ brain for future challenges.
According to her, the knowledge gathered from it would serve as a motivation in studying mathematics and other related subjects.
She said, “This initiative has made the pupils better than their contemporaries in other schools not running the Abacus programme. You know Abacus demystifies the phobia for mathematics in the child.
“It sharpens the pupil’s mind and increases mental agility and intelligence 15 times faster in learning mathematics than the conventional methods applied in teaching mathematics in most schools.”
Amuta commended the parents for their understanding in embracing the idea of the Abacus learning programme.
Responding to a question on the need for Abacus in schools, representative of Edusoft Associates Limited, Consultants on Abacus Educational Programme in Nigeria, Mr. K. Devesh, described it as a learning system designed to aid innovation. (Punch)