Eric Danquah Foundation kicks-off with four scholarships to talented crop science students

The Eric Danquah Foundation (EDF) which was conceived on the dais while receiving the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) World Agriculture Prize (WAP) on October 28, 2018 and registered, and  approved to commence business in February 2020 today launched its flagship programme, the Highflyers in Plant Breeding & Genetics Programme at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI).

Four talented students, selected on merit by Dr. John Eleblu lead course instructor of their L300 Genetics course and validated by Dr. Naalamle Amissah, Head of Crop Science, UG were today awarded scholarships to cover tuition and accommodation fees for their level 400 programme in Crop Science.

The four students, Bright Fiakeye, Emmanuel Hammond, Salaudeen Bandanaa (top three students) and Sandra Akrofi (top female student) will also be connected to mentors who will infuse in them the right mix of values, integrity, knowledge and skills to make them game-changers and history makers in modern plant breeding for agricultural transformation in Ghana in the fullness of time.

The EDF thanks the Head of Crop Science, UG and the WACCI faculty and staff who contributed the success of the inaugural award ceremony today. The EDF is open for conversations on partnerships for agricultural development in Africa. The GCHERA,  the Nanjing Agricultural University, China and all my colleagues at WACCI, and collaborators are gratefully acknowledged.

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