15th July 2024

Government has announced that it will dedicate a minimum of one per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to support research, science, technology and innovative activities.

To that end, the government is putting measures in place to establish a National Research Fund, which would be accessible to researchers and all potential innovators.

Currently, the fund’s bill has been passed, and the government is working on the regulatory framework for operationalizing the fund.

Dr Eric Nkansah, Technical Advisor and Director in charge of Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education, announced this at the opening ceremony of the maiden African Mathematical School in Mathematical Methods in Analysis and Probability in Accra.

The two-week workshop, organised by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana (AIMS Ghana), is aimed at equipping participants with relevant skills on stochastic analysis, the analysis of partial differential equations, and related numerical methods that can be employed.

Launched on Monday, August 16, 2021, the two-week workshop has brought together over 35 mathematics researchers from universities across Africa. It has provided a platform for them to network and interact, to learn about cutting-edge research, latest mathematical tools, and to share their ideas and experiences with world-renowned researchers and professors.

Credit: GNA


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