SIP Abacus and Brain Gym Learning Solution in collaboration with the Malaysian Embassy have introduced a new mathematical aid ‘’Abacus’’ to help children learn arithmetic’s faster.
At the launch of the Sociable Intellectual Progressive (SIP) Abacus learning solution in Abuja yesterday, the Malaysian Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Datuk Lim reiterated the importance of teaching children to develop global vision of peace, non-violence, social justice, cultural diversity and environment awareness to make the world a better place.
He explained that going to school may be challenging for some children and mathematics in particular is one of the subjects children finds challenging but the introduction of Abacus will ignite and strengthens the interest of children in learning mathematics by activating their brain gym.
The founder of the learning solution Kelvin Tham stressed that it is good to prepare children for the challenges they will face in the future as an investment in early childhood in education is profitable for his future.
Tham noted that the early stage of a child’s education is very important as it sets them on the right part.
Chairperson, EduCraft Nigeria Mrs Omolora Omontuemtien in her remarks said the essence of bringing the Abacus method to Nigeria is in consideration of the phobia for mathematics faced by most children due to the kind of foundation they had.
Mrs Omontuemtien also said that most Nigerian children find it difficult to fit into international school because of the method of learning, a problem she said can be tackled through integration of Abacus and brain gym learning methods.
The guest speaker, Prof. Francis Egbokare in his presentation said that education should be based on rational understanding of how a child brain works. He noted that low achievement in mathematics and science education usually starts at the basic level but intelligence can be achieved at the grassroots through learning and brain development.
“The best resources of a country are its human capital and Abacus will make quantum significance in education as it will improve ability to interact and adapt. We have moved from industrial to the learning age. The method takes care of learning challenges emanating from changing technology, students, technical practice and interactivity,” he added.