African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS-Ghana) has held its 3rd graduation ceremony to award 40 students with master’s degrees in Mathematical Science in Cape Coast.
The graduates made up of 12 females and 28 males, eight of whom received Professor Allotey Meritorious award were drawn from 16 African countries.
Prof. Francis Kofi Ampenyi Alottey, President of AIMS-Ghana stated that AIMS-Ghana has trained 106 talented men and women from 19 countries in Africa for careers in academia and industry since its inception in August 2012.
He said the pool from which AIMS- Ghana students were admitted would be extended to reach out to more people from diverse communities considering the important role mathematical sciences play in the development of every economy.
Plans are underway to build a permanent campus with a fully functioning state-of-the-art research facility at Saltpond to make the school to be in the forefront of mathematical science education and research in Africa and the world at large.
Prof. Alottey expressed appreciation to government and Canada for the continual support and called on other to come to their aid.
He advised the graduates to use the skills and knowledge acquired at AIMS-Ghana to champion the growth and development of the African continent and the world at large.
The guest speaker, Mr. Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Chief Executive Officer of UT bank, urged the mathematical scientists to venture into other disciplines using their skills to create innovations and inventions that would save time and give more value to life.
He said mathematical science education is the crucial tool to solve the many problems that confront societies in the present third world and appealed to all to show much interest in learning mathematics and science.
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