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Ghana’s Renowned Mathematician Professor Allotey Passes Away

If you ever read science in high school,  you would have learned that Professor Francis Allotey was seen as one of the renowned mathematicians of our time, going all out to achieve a lot for himself and country. Unfortunately, Professor Alotey has passed away. He died on Thursday, 2nd November 2017 around 9 pm.

A relative of Professor Allotey made the announcement in an interview with Kwame Sefa Kayi on Peace Fm’s ‘Kokrokoo’ programme. The relative mentioned that Professor Allotey was initially healthy on Thursday morning but made several complaints of ill health the same day and was rushed to the hospital.

He was later discharged but passed on to glory.


Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey was a Professor of Mathematics, Scholar, Nuclear Physicist and a Consultant in Informatics for Development.

He was born in August 1932 at Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana and received his early education at the Ghana National College.

He pursued further studies at the University Tutorial College, London Borough Polytechnic and London Imperial College of Science and Technology where he obtained the then coveted Diploma of Imperial College (London) in 1960.

At the national level he has held the positions of Chairman, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Chairman, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Chairman of the Management Board, Soil Research Institute, Chairman, Ghana Technical Committee on Nuclear Energy, Vice-President, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, President, Ghana Institute of Physics among others.

He was also a Consultant to several International Institutions, including United Nations Organization, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Atomic Energy Agency, Intergovernmental Bureau for Information, and United Nations Industrial and Development Organization.

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