Dr. Margaret McIntyre: Former Head of Department of Math at Legon dies; emotional tributes pour in

Dr. Margaret McIntyre: Former Head of Department of Math at Legon dies; emotional tributes pour in

- A former Head of Department of Mathematics at the University of Ghana, Dr. Margaret McIntyre, has died at age 64

- Dr. Margaret McIntyre also worked as a Math lecturer and served as departmental examination officer before she retired in 2015 as head of the Math department

- Dr. Margaret McIntyre died on January 25, 2020

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Dr. Margaret McIntyre, a former Head of Department of Mathematics at the University of Ghana has died at age 64.

Her demise has stirred up a series of consolatory tributes from friends and former students.

Northwestfunerals.com reports that Dr. Margaret McIntyre passed away peacefully at Midura Base Hospital, Australia, on January 25, 2020.

The former lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Ghana left behind two daughters, Jim (dec) and Joyce McIntyre.

Dr. McIntyre first arrived in Ghana in 1997 and began her career as a Math lecturer at the university upon the advice of her Ghanaian husband Professor Agbedazi.

The late doctor met her husband while they were pursuing their Ph.D programmes in Australia.

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Until she retired in 2015, Dr. McIntyre served as a departmental examination officer and in August 2009, she was appointed as the Head of Department at the University of Ghana.

Although she resigned, she continued to teach and finally brought her over two decades of dedicated and selfless service to Ghana to an end in 2016/2017.

Reports confirm that after over 20 years as a lecturer of Mathematics at the university, Dr Margaret McIntyre bowed out and left Ghana in 2017.

Not much was heard of renowned Dr. McIntyre until it was announced that she died on January 25, 2020, at the age of 64.

The late Dr Margaret Lesley McIntyre was laid to rest following a graveside funeral service at Murray Pines Lawn Cemetery on Monday February 3, 2020.

Dr. McIntyre’s demise has already stirred emotional tributes from some of her former students on social media.

''My heart broke when I heard my mathematical mother is dead. In my life up till now, I have learnt mathematics from 3 people and she was the first. Two people have taught me an attitude in mathematics and she was the first,'' El Mono, a Ph.D student of Mathematics at Queen's University wrote on Facebook.

He continued: ''Such a smart but humble woman. I remember in my first year of undergrad she mentioned my full name when she hadn't taught me yet and told me to stay in math. During my upper levels, she will drop whatever she is doing to listen to my damp questions and make sure I understand. Last two years during my visit in Ghana she called me to her house and talked (advised) to me. What she said to me was priceless. You will always remain in my heart.''

''Our former head of department. My her humble soul find rest,'' Dadieso Napuss wrote in response to El Mono's post.

Piesie Nana Kwasi Asiedu-Sakyi said: ''Rest well ma'am!!''

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With her appointment taking effect from August 1, 2020, Baroness Amos becomes the first-ever Black College Head to occupy that position since the university was established.

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