African Mathematicians have been urged to seek constant engagement with industry and define common relationship with the problems of the Continent.
In this vain, they could effectively use mathematics to solve problems peculiar to the African environment as most of the problems were said to be inherently Mathematical in structure and dynamics.
Professor Louis Aime Fono, a Visiting Researcher from the University of Doliala, Cameroon who made the call noted that African mathematicians were solving problems defined by the West.
‘Now the main question is, how can African scholars use mathematics to solve problems of our environment because up till now, we publish and solve problems already set by our white colleagues but in our context, we need constant engagement with industry in order to define our own problems’ he stated.
Prof. Aime Fono said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of a three-day Mathematics and its Applications (MiA) Workshop at Biriwa in the Central Region.
The workshop was organised by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana within the framework of the German Research Chair programme under the Alexander von Humboldt and the German Ministry of Education and Research.