Mathematics World Records: Ogun Govt,Prof.Solarin Sharpen Skills Of Over 5,000 Learners On Usage Of Abacus - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, April 6, 2024

Mathematics World Records: Ogun Govt,Prof.Solarin Sharpen Skills Of Over 5,000 Learners On Usage Of Abacus

No fewer than 5,043 secondary school learners in Ogun State have been trained on how to use the abacus counting machine skills to solve addition and subtraction Mathematical problems, as part of practical steps to prepare them to break the world record in the subject 

Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun addressing the learners during the programme organised by International Academy For The Gifted (IAGIFTED), in collaboration with Ogun State Government, held at Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode said encouraging learners to adopt usage of abacus skills for mathematical calculations, would not only enable them compete favourably with their mates in other Nation of the world but also take our educational system to a higher pedestal. 

Mrs Bamidele noted that Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) education is the only essential tool for personal and professional development for driving innovation and economic goals, hence the reason for Prince Dapo Abiodun government's commitment towards ensuring that every child have access to effective STEAM teaching.

The First Lady of Ogun State described education as the key to unlocking the potentials of the youths and empowering them to become agent of change in the society.

 "I extend my heartfelt thanks organiser of this very special programme, Prof. Adewale Solarin to commemorate his 70th Birthday Celebration for the vision in championing STEAM education and for putting Ogun State on the world field. I am pledging my full support to this great vision of yours", she pledged 

Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu submitted that Prof. Solarin due to his academic prowess and expertise, can be referred to as Grand Father in academics

Prof. Solarin according to him,  has nurtured and produce Professors, who have also mentor other Professors and PhD holders' 

The Commissioner appreciated  him for his greatness, unrelenting efforts and a shared vision.
Similarly, Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun-Ijebu-Ode, Prof. Oluwole Banjo affirmed that the feat Prof. Solarin recorded in his chosen field, and his contribution to National Development will forever remain indelible, praying God to continue to shower his blessings on him and grant him the grace to enjoy the fruits of his labour in good health and sound mind.

Responding, the visioneer of the programme and Chairman IAGIFTED, Professor Adewale Solarin explained that the selected over 5000 learners were gathered to have the Largest Mathematics Lesson Class, as well as teaching them on the simultaneous usage of Asian Abacus with both hands, in order to develop both sides of their brain in solving Mathematical problems

He added that  the event was organised to mark his 70th birthday and retirement from active academic service. 

The highlight of the programme includes competition on usage of abacus, where Master Isaac Rilwan and Miss Damaris Oyediran won the male and female categories respectively and were presented with trophies as King and Queen of STEAM. 

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