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WACCI Cohort 9 Students defend their PhD Theses

Fourteen students of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, have successfully defended their PhD theses at oral examinations organized by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), University of Ghana from May 25 – 29, 2020. The students who comprised cohort 9 of WACCI’s PhD in Plant Breeding programme enrolled in January 2016. External examiners from eight countries in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa and Columbia in Southern America assessed the students in oral examinations which were hosted virtually by the SGS. The students are expected to graduate by the end of the year. They have all returned to breeding programmes in their home institutions to build capacity for crop improvement, giving credence to the WACCI project: “training African breeders on African crops for Africa”.

Ninety five students have successfully completed the WACCI PhD in Plant Breeding programme since its inception in 2007. WACCI congratulates the fresh gruaduands and wish them well in their careers.



A group photograph of cohort 9 PhD Students