Mathematical research centre coming soon

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A centre solely dedicated to developing children’s skills in the critical area of mathematics is to be established in Antigua & Barbuda within a few months.

The Centre of Mathematical Research and Warri Education is to provide remedial classes for students of all ages as well as providing information for teachers and tutors.

Math Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Dr Caron Weston, said volunteers would be on hand to offer day-to-day assistance to both primary and secondary school students.

The centre is to occupy two rooms within the former Labour and Immigration building on lower Nevis Street, but the math coordinator said that space is yet to be furnished.

“I am still waiting for infrastructure. My books are still stacked away in boxes waiting to be put on shelves … that is the biggest disappointment,” Dr Weston said.

Once the equipment is in place, the centre is to be open from 8 am to 4:30 pm daily, with special considerations on the weekends.

“We will be making ourselves available because most of our students would be coming from school. Depending on the numbers, we will have formal classes on specific days in the week,” she added.

Once things are in place, students would be able to access services offered by paying a minimal cost. The math co-ordinator said no one would be turned away.

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