CASIO Middle East and Africa FZE, the regional subsidiary of CASIO Computer Co. Ltd, a leading education technology company, has received special recognition at the Lagos State Educational Conference 2023 for its outstanding contribution to the development of education in Lagos State.
A statement said the recognition followed CASIO’s successful implementation of the CASIO Model School Project, a groundbreaking study in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Education, which featured six secondary schools and two distinct groups of students, an experimental and control group.
It noted that findings from the Model School Project underscored the crucial role of scientific calculators in mathematics education, and demonstrated that by incorporating these tools into mathematics lessons, students experienced reduction in computational errors, and an increase in conceptual understanding, ultimately leading to improved procedural fluency in mathematics.
Speaking on the Lagos State Ministry of Education’s collaboration with CASIO, the Commissioner, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said, “The partnership has been fruitful for us because our WAEC results went up almost three times over the period we are talking about. More students are passing mathematics, and we attribute some of that to the quality of training the teachers received because it is not just training on the use of calculators but training on making the classroom an engaging environment.”
The Managing Director, CASIO, Takashi Seimiya, said, “CASIO’s groundbreaking initiatives stem from the company’s core philosophy of fostering creativity, curiosity, and positive societal impact.
“These comprehensive programmes not only equip teachers across Nigeria with the necessary skills to effectively integrate CASIO technology into their classroom instruction but also make learning easier and enjoyable for their students.”