Mathematics Today in Ghana


Indigenous mathematics research activities in Ghana?

We have learned of an Anton Amo, who studied Philosophy (Mathematics was a part of Philosophy at that time) at the University of Wittenberg in Germany. Amo taught Mathematics in Halle, Germany.

It appears that Daniel Akyeampong and F.K.A. Allotey were the first Ghanaian Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. The Mathematical Physicist Allotey earned his doctorate at Princeton Univerity in 1966. He returned to Ghana and became force for integrating modern mathematics and sciences into the Ghanaian educational system. It appears that Atu M. Taylor was the third (1967) Ghanaian to earn the Ph.D. in Mathematics.

Note Allotey is also President of the continent wide Society of African Physicists and Mathematicians [SAPM].

Ghana Journal of Mathematics

Universities? Currently, we only have a web page link to the Mathematics Department of the University of Ghana

Here is a list of all the mathematical scientists from/in Ghana.


  1. Daniel Afedzi AKYEAMPONG
  2. Atu Mensa TAYLOR
  3. John Nguthu MUTIO
  4. Isaac Kwame DONTWI (b. 12.11.1957) (Male)
    1989 (Ph.D.) On the Oscillatory Regimes of Solutions of Differential Equations with (Distributions) Impulse Perturbations, Odessa State University (Odessa, USSR); Advisor: David Cheban.
  5. Daniel BENTIL
  6. Abdul-Aziz YAKUBU
  7. Evans AFENYA
  8. Francis AHIA
  9. Nicholas Kumih OPPONG (Male)
    1992 (Ed.D.) Mathematics Generalizations Made by High School Students in Mathematics Problem Solving Sessions, University of Georgia (Athens GA, USA); Advisor: Jim Wilson.
  10. Kossi Delali EDOH
  11. Francis BENYAH (Male)
  12. Kofi Dankwa ANIM-APPIAH (Male)
    2000 (Ph.D.) Interleaved Concatenated Coding for Input-Constrained Channels, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta GA, USA); Advisor: Steven McLaughlin.
  13. Gabriel AYINE (b. 01.01.1955) (Male)
  14. Samuel Kwame AMPONSAH (b. 02.02.1963) (Male)
    2003 (Ph.D.) The Investigation of a Class of Capacitated Arc Routing Problems: Collection of Garbage in Developing Countries, The University of Birmingham (Birmingham, U.K.).

Ph.D. year, thesis, or advsior unknown: S.A. Adjei, D. Adu-Gyamfi.

In the physical and computer sciences, we know from Ghana: N.K. Kofinti

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Universities in Ghana
University of Cape Coast
University of Ghana
(in Accra):
University of Science and Technology

It the University of Ghana Mathematics Department are:

D.A. Akyeampong - Professor & Head of Department
N.K. Kofinti, - Associate Professor
D. Adu-Gyamfi, - Senior Lecturer
S.A. Adjei, - Senior Lecturer

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