At the instance of MathNED, a new mathematics
association for students in Ghana, the Mathematical
Community of Ghana (MACOG), was inaugurated recently in
KNUST by Professor Jin Akiyama of Tokai University,
A whole day
was declared “mathematics day” by the Mathematics
Department of KNUST and in attendance were the Vice
Chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, some deans and
heads of department. Professor Akiyama was in the
country as guest of MathNED to give a series of lectures
in some of the universities on connecting mathematics to
real life. The lectures were organized as part of
Ghana’s 50th anniversary celebrations and as part of
MathNED’s efforts to revamp mathematics education in
The aims of the association include:
• To enhance grass root mobilization of students and to
promote interest in the study of mathematics
• To erase the mental barriers associated with the study
• To encourage the formation of mathematics clubs in all
schools and to organize workshops and seminars for
• To promote the application of mathematics to Ghana’s
• To identify and nurture mathematical talents among the
The pioneer executives of the association were also out-doored.
The President is Edmund Kutu-Adu (KNUST), Vice President
is Kofi Obiri Yeboah (UCC), General Secretary is
Theophilus N. A. Badger (KNUST), Financial Secretary is
Selorm Tagbo (UG), Organising Secretary is Eric Baah-Boateng
(UDS), Editor is Bennet Seth Jerry (UG), Judicial
Committee Chairman is Paapa Yaw Ankomah (KNUST), and
Electoral Commissioner is Godwin Sakyi (KNUST).
Professor Jin Akiyama is the International Affiliate.
The Chief Patron is Professor S. E. Anku and all heads
of mathematics departments of all educational
institutions in the country are co-opted as patrons.
It is hoped that this association formed by students for
students will go a long way to remove the fear of
mathematics and popularize the subject among the youth.
All students studying or having interest in mathematics
in any educational institution in Ghana are invited to
become members. The current executives will announce
very soon the procedure for membership registration.
There is an institutional membership fee of GH¢30
and an annual fee of GH¢20. We need the support
of all Ghanaians to make MACOG succeed. Thanks.