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President of the Ghana Mathematics Society, Professor Sitsofe Enyonam Anku has lambasted the Education Minister and the Ghana Education Service for failing to honour his invitation to the 2018 National Mathematics Day celebration.
He expressed his displeasure at the lack of interest exhibited by the Education Ministry and the GES.
Professor Anku disclosed that he personally invited the Education Minister, as a special guest, and personnel from GES but none of them showed up for the event.
“Let it be on record that nobody has come. I’ve invited all of them. They are not here. I don’t know if the Minister is going to come. He is supposed to be our guest speaker. I wrote them, and I was with them. They were supposed to give us a bus. Yesterday, they told me that the bus has broken down. We couldn’t get a bus to even get us to this place, let alone pick students”, he said.
He also criticized companies and corporate entities who do not support academic activities, but rather patronize beauty pageants which promote nudity.
“We went to many sponsors. All they told us was yours is a very good programme but sorry, we don’t have enough money. When it is Mathematics, you don’t have money for it. They do that all the time. I keep telling some people if they are going to organize a beauty contest, Miss Mathematics, and the girls are supposed to come and show their buttocks and breasts, everybody will come. But when it is Mathematics, there is a problem”, Professor Anku lamented.
Professor Sitsofe Anku was speaking at the 2018 National Mathematics Day celebration at the Regent University College, on the theme ‘The Use of Mathematics for National Education and Development’.
In attendance were students from Krobo Girls SHS, Labone SHS, St. Peter’s Mission School, Abetifi Vocational Institute, NVTI Briwa, NVTI Burma Camp and NVTI Kanda.
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