Prof. Francis Allotey, the greatest mathematician and scientist to live in Ghana just passed away after a short ailment.
He was aged 85.
Here are five things you probably didn’t know about the Professor.
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.