Maths 'tsar' to stem decline

24th September 2004 at 01:00
Ministers have appointed a "tsar" with responsibility for turning around the decline in maths.

Celia Hoyles, who starts her job as chief mathematics adviser next month, will champion the subject at all levels, from primary schools to university and beyond.

The education secretary, Charles Clarke, said her appointment was "critical" to revitalising maths education.

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