Spring Graduation 2018
UKZN hosted their Spring Graduation at their Westville campus on the 13th of September 2018. ACCI staff and students, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) affiliates, as well as the students' family and friends all attended the ceremony.
Three PhD students, Dr Prossy Namugga, Dr Precious Mangena and Dr Mary Asio, graduated. Prossy researched earliness and late blight in potato for her thesis, while Mary researched Striga and nitrogen deficiency in rice. Mary was unfortunately not able to attend the graduation ceremony. Precious developed a superior sweet stem sorghum hybrid over a short period of time, using a male gametocide so that the crop can be used in bio-fuel production and related activities.
Four MSc Plant Breeding students, Lucia Zinzi Ndala, McDonald Nundwe, Mwila Chibanda and Sibusiswangaye Mdluli also graduated.