Professor Neil Turok, Founder of African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), urging African government to invest more Science, has cautioned that there will be more pandemics and destruction to Agriculture if Science is not fully utilised.
“We need to get representatives of African communities into Science because they understand the problems and they are part of the communities that are worst affected by these global problems,” he stated.
“When they get into Science, they will do so in the interest of their communities and help protect them and the world at large.”
Prof Turok said this in Accra at a memorial public lecture in honour of the late Ghanaian Mathematician and nuclear physicist, Prof Francis Allotey, who died at 85, in November 2017.
AIMS is an official South African IYBSSD Participant.