About TTP Cameroon
About TTP Cameroon
In 2016, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched the Teacher Training Program (TTP) in Cameroon to improve the quality of mathematics and science education at the secondary level by providing training and professional development, promoting best practices and distributing high-quality classroom resources to in-service and pre-service teachers.
For Africa to gain its rightful place in the global knowledge economy and secure its economic future, the continent must invest in increasing the quality of math and science teaching. An effective teacher training initiative is one of the best ways to effect positive and lasting behavioural change that will contribute to an increased uptake in mathematics and sciences at a national level.
These efforts to improve STEM teaching will increase the transition of students to tertiary STEM education. Essential to this focus is a holistic and comprehensive approach that takes into account service delivery, partnerships with existing educational systems and the strengthening of the policy environment that supports teachers and STEM education.
We believe by teaching mathematics differently, more engagingly and practically, the program will improve math and STEM learning outcomes for secondary school students, increase transition to STEM education at the tertiary level and build a solid pipeline of African scientists.
AIMS TTP Cameroon is here to:
• Improve the quality of the teaching and learning of mathematics in Cameroon;
• Increase the number of qualified teachers (especially women) in mathematics in Cameroon;
• Increase the number of students (especially girls) pursuing STEM education at the university level;
• Popularize, demystify and demonstrate the importance of mathematics.
• TTP Cameroon has rolled out three four-in-one laboratories with state-of-the-art features including a teaching simulation lab, an interactive classroom and a distance learning classroom.
• Launched an E-learning platform for online training.
• Launched a Community of Practice to facilitate interaction between math teachers, researchers, parents and all interested parties.
• Launched a Maths Online platform to facilitate remote learning for secondary school students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Trained 1024 teachers and 671 student teachers, impacting all 10 regions in Cameroon and reaching 328,778 students, 45% of whom are girls.