Professor Mariama Ewurama Addy, the popular host of the Science and Maths quiz has died at age 72.
A source close to the family told Citi News that Prof. Ewurama Addy died from a short illness on Tuesday morning.
Prof. Addy was the first woman professor of Science from the University of Ghana. She was also a resource person for science education programs in the country.
As the Quiz Mistress of a national weekly science and mathematics quiz program 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.
The late Ewurama Addy launched a book titled “Rewards: An Autobiography” to motivate and inspire the younger generation on the need to become useful role models.