David Cameron prioritises Maths and Science

Prime Minister David Cameron, believes that Maths and science should be the priority for all of England's schools.

He is about to announce the opening of a National College for Digital Skills in London in 2015, to enhance economic competitiveness in the "global race".

With a staggering £67m initiative, covering the next five years, specialist traning will be provided to give extra maths and science training for 15,000 existing teachers and recruit an additional 2,500 teachers nationwide.

Sadly, on the other hand, Labour says the government has already failed to meet its teacher recruitment targets.

Mr Cameron is ready to argue that maths, science and technology are the key skills for a modern globalised economy.

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"There's no secret to success in the modern world. If countries are going to win in the global race and children compete and get the best jobs, you need mathematicians and scientists - pure and simple.

"So today, we commit to deliver more maths and science teachers.

"This is all part of our long-term economic plan for Britain - making sure our children have the skills they need to thrive and get on."

The prime minister on Monday will announce specialist training to improve maths and science teaching.

Improving maths skills will benefit the competitiveness of the economy and improve the job chances of individuals, the prime minister will say.

A National College for Digital Skills will be created, providing vocational courses in digital technology for 5,000 students over five years. It will work with private sector companies such as IBM, Deloitte and Bank of America.

However, Labour warned that the government's teacher training policy was already leading to shortages. What a disaster.

The Association of School and College Leaders warned recently that schools would have to recruit from overseas to fill vacancies, including maths and science teachers.

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt said: "For three years in a row, David Cameron's government has missed its own teacher recruitment targets, creating a crisis situation. 

Who is to be blamed? Well atleast something is being attempted to be done to fix this.

Suth Inthuvarman