Quality assurance in Mathematics teacher education via open and distance learning
The production and retention of Mathematics teaches has been an issue of concern for Mathematics educators in Nigeria. Lassa (2000), quoted in Eraikhuemen & Eraikhuemen (2010) opined that the recruitment and retention of competent teachers have been one of the greatest problems of teacher education in Nigeria and in other parts of the world. To buttress this fact and will particular reference to Mathematics teacher education, the study of Eraikhuemen & Eraikhuemen revealed that between 3 and 13% of the teacher trainees involved in the study were not interested in teaching, they will only teach as a last resort when they complete the training programme. In the same vein, Eraikhuemen & Oteze (2008) explained that majority of the students studying Mathematics in the University are not interested in the subject. According to them, the students did not make a choice of Mathematics as a course of study, but are studying it as a last resort.
Dr. (Mrs.) Lucy Eraikhuemen
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Face-to-face support Learning support Mathematics Mediated support teacher education