Known for the “Allotey Formalism” which arose from his work on soft X-ray spectroscopy. In he received the UK Prince Philip Golden Award for this. Renowned Ghanaian Mathematician and Scientist, Professor Francis Allotey, widely known for his ‘Allotey Formalism, is dead! Here’s everything you need to. Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, the sweet-scented name that had for two decades and more, filled the scientific and academic world.

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Here Is Why Prof Francis Allotey’s Death Is A Big Blow To The Scientific World

According to Madam Ofei, Prof Allotey complained formmalism ill health on Thursday morning and was taken to the hospital for medical attention but he, however, passed on around He was buried on Friday, February 23,when the Ghanaian government accorded him a state funeral.

His remains were later interred in his hometown, Saltpond.

He was born on August 9,in Saltpond, a city in the central region of Ghana. Professor Francis Allotey was raised together with his siblings in their family house in Appiakwaa. He has an older brother named Joseph Kweku Allotey and an elder sister whose identity is not known to the public. In his early years, he used to visit his maternal grandmother who lived at Ekumfi Edumafa at the time.

Born Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey to a humble parentage, the mathematician had his elementary education at the St.


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Upon the completion of his secondary school education, Professor Francis proceeded to the University Tutorial College, in Ghana, to further his education.

Professor Allotey died a staunch Catholic, a faith his parents passed on to him. According to reports, he attended church service at Christ the King Catholic Church, Cantonments, Accra, the Sunday before he passed away.

He received so many awards from many churches in Ghana, including the Allotsy. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Saltpond, where his citation was read.

Professor Francis Allotey got married twice.

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After mourning his wife for some time, the professor went allotye to marry Ruby Asie Mire Kuwa Akuamoah, who was a mother of two children Kay and Cilinnie at the time. Death struck again in October and took allotry Ruby, leaving Francis devastated and saddened. Allotey died a proud father of four children and twenty grandchildren. He was also the first ever Ghanaian Professor of Mathematics. As part of the award, the Professor Allotey Science Prize was launched in his honour.

Similarly, inan Accra Institute of Technology graduate school, was named after him. Reports have it that Professor Francis Allotey was once selected by family elders to succeed his late uncle as the Chief of his ancestral home Enyan Owomase allohey the Baamuhene of the Enyan Dankyira Traditional area but he instead chose his nephew to take over the reins of leadership on his behalf.


His decision to pass on the stool to his nephew was a result of his heavy commitments both allotry and locally. The iconic Ghanaian mathematician is known for doing so many things in his spare time.

He loves doing so many things in his own unique way. In addition to his other hobbies, he loves listening to music and watching football.

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His favorite club is Arsenal F. Formalis while the Black Stars of Ghana are his favorite African team. He also loves Ghanaian music as much as he loves classical and jazz beats. The professor was the first person to install a black and white television in his home at Saltpond.

At the time, he used to visit his family home with a screen projector which he used to show movies like the Assassination of John F. Professor Francis Allotey will forever be remembered in Ghana and across the world for his contributions to the advancement of science and technology in Ghana, Africa, and beyond. Comfort Adwoa Okorewah Bio: Amazing Facts About yr-old Woman With Everything You Need To Know. What They Do and How to Navigate the About Us Contact us Privacy Policy.