December 14, 2017

The honorable Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Frank Annor-Dompreh has paid glowing tributes to the memory of one of Ghana’s illustrious son, Scientist and academician, Professor Kofi Ampenyin Allotey for his immense contribution to the learning and teaching of Mathematics in the world.

Professor Allotey as he is popularly known was credited for his famous”Allotey Formalism “or Allotey formula which arose from his work on soft X-rayspectroscopy has widely been acclaimed for making the learning of mathematics easier for students.

In a statement on the floor of Parliament to eulogise the passing on of Prof Allotey, Mr Annor-Dompreh described his contribution to academia in Ghana, Africa and beyond as “outstanding and virtually unparallel”.

He stated that the demise of the late academician should be the time for the African youth to advance knowledge into research in the field of mathematical sciences to propel the development of the continent.

Mr Annor-Dompreh noted that Prof Allotey who was the first Ghanaian to introduce computer education to Ghana had a deep insight and the ability that brought people together from all walks of life during his life time as exhibited in his love for science and mathematics.

Ghana, Africa and the world, he said, have lost a great leader and a role model. All members of Parliament who contributed to the statement praised the late professor for his numerous contributions for Ghana and the world at large.

Parliament after several tributes from members observed a minutes silence in his memory. Prof Francis Kofi Allotey was born at Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana in 1932 died last month aged, 85.

He was a founding fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, in 1974, he became the first Ghanaian full professor of mathematics and head of the Department of Mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

By Christian Kpesese/