Academic Leadership Journal


The importance of Mathematics transcends all definitions and the prosperity of any country depends on the volume and quality of Mathematics offered in its school system. Obe (1996) conceptualises Mathematics as the master and servant of most disciplines and thus, a source of enlightenment and understanding of the universe. He further opines that without it, the understanding of national problems would be superficial. Graeber and Weisman (1995) agree that Mathematics helps the individual to understand his/her environment and to give accurate account of the physical phenomena around him/her. To this end, Setidisho (2001) submits that no other subject forms a strong binding force among various branches of science as Mathematics, and without it, knowledge of the sciences often remains superficial.