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Parents asked to take active role in their children’s education

Mr Dakura said formal education was the right of every child and parents and guardians needed to support teachers by playing their roles well to complement teachers effort in nurturing the children.

educationeducationMr Dakura was speaking at the launch of the Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System programme (UCMAS) at Bawku.

He said the UCMAS programme aimed at developing the child’s brain to think fast in all subjects and prepare them to cope with lessons taught in the classroom.

He encouraged parents to enroll their children on the programme as it would help them to develop well at a tender age and strengthen their educational foundation for a better future.

Mr Stephen Ofori, the National Marketing Manager of the Programme, said UCMAS Ghana Limited was a professional organisation headed by a team of directors dedicated to the cause of offering society a novel and path-breaking method of education through the universal concept of mental arithmetic.

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He said the programme was being run in all the 10 regions of Ghana and was currently operating in over 50 learning centres and included in the curricula of 100 schools.

Mr Ofori said by visualising an abacus, a child could do all arithmetic calculations up to 10 digits and master the skills of doing it mentally without relying on modern devices such as calculators and computers.

He said the constant use of the abacus stimulated the brain cells to develop and grow to make it work faster.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh