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Regional News of Friday, 24 January 2014

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Prof Ewurama Addy to be buried March 1

Professor Marian Ewurama Addy, the popular host of the National Science and Maths Quiz television programme - Brilliant Science and Maths Quiz- has passed on, aged 72.

Prof. Addy, who died after a short illness on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 will be buried on March 1, 2014 at Saltpond.

She was the first woman professor of science in Ghana and also a resource person for science education programmes in the country.

As the Quiz Mistress of the weekly Science and Maths quiz programme on television, she contributed immensely to science education by making the subject interesting to Ghanaians of all ages.

It is believed that her quiz mistress role inspired many female students to study science.

Prof. Addy was a Professor of Biochemistry. She was educated at the St Monica’s Secondary School and continued to the University of Ghana, where she studied for a degree in Botany.

She later obtained a master’s and doctorate degrees in Biochemistry at the Pennsylvania State University.

In the 1970s, she took leave from the University of Ghana to become the Director of Programmes for the Science Education Programme for Africa (SEPA), a Pan-African programme for pre-tertiary science education, which was based in Accra.

Prof. Addy was married to Mr Ebenezer Charles Oko Addy, a Sociologist and one time athlete who won a gold medal in the 4 x 100 relay race at the Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica in 1966. They were blessed with two daughters - Naa Lamiley Addy-Sadowsky and Lamiokor Esi Addy.