Parliament eulogises Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, the late Mathematician and Scientist


Parliament has eulogised a renowned Ghanaian Mathematician and Scientist, the late Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey.

Delivering a statement on the floor of the House, the Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Mr. Frank Annoh-Dompreh said the late Professor was the first to introduce computer education in Ghana.

He added that he is known for the “Allotey Formalism” which arose from his work on Soft X-ray Spectroscopy. He also stated that he subsequently received the Prince Philip Gold Medal Award in 1973 out of the “Allotey Formalism” principle.

He said the Professor also held other local and international appointments such as being appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to be among a group of twelve international experts commissioned to advise the UN on nuclear weapon.

The MP intimated that the Science and Mathematics community has lost a rare hero. He reiterated that he will continue to be an incredible role model.

He submitted that it is time the House urged African youth to learn and contribute significantly by researching into extension of knowledge in Mathematical Sciences.

The House described him as a great gift to Ghana and the world. It also proposed for a statue and other significant things to be done to honour him.

In November 2017, the late Professor died at the age 85, after a short illness.

Source: Ghanajustice/N. Cudjoe


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