University of Ghana graduates 29 PhD and MPhil WACCI students
Accra, Dec 05, GNA – A total Twenty-nine students of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) comprising 14 PhD students from Cohort Nine and 15 MPhil students from Cohort Three graduated from the University of Ghana on November 30, 2020.
A statement issued by WACCI, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said there was a total of 130 PhDs conferred at the ceremony out of which 14 of its recipients were from WACCI.
It said the graduates, who received their doctorate degrees in Plant Breeding, come from eight countries in Africa; Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Malawi, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. The fifteen students awarded MPhil degrees in Seed Science and Technology at the event were enrolled from four countries in Africa namely Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Mali.
It said the graduation ceremony held virtually, was in line with national and the university’s safety guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the Vice- Chancellor of the University of Ghana, charged all graduates to contribute meaningfully and creatively during the global pandemic.
The statement said the cohorts of fresh graduates from WACCI bring to total, 95 PhD degrees consisting of 55 per cent Anglophones and 45 per cent Francophone with 34 per cent female representation.
It said currently, 30 MPhil degrees have been awarded to students out of which 33 per cent were female.
« WACCI wishes all new graduates the very best in their future endeavours as they contribute to the fight against food and nutrition insecurity in Africa and the world. »