Above: Mr. Titus Kiplimo Kosgei from Kenya one of the beneficiaries of the RUFORUM GTA

Since the official launch of its Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) programme in 2014, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has facilitated the placement of over 65 academic staff from across Africa on PhD programmes within the continent.  RUFORUM, in collaboration with its member universities, is committed to contributing to the wider objectives of increasing access and quality of post graduate programmes in Africa. To this end, the Vice Chancellors of RUFORUM member universities agreed to support each other in building staff capacity through the GTA initiative. The GTA is an African, home-grown, academic mobility scheme that aims at increasing the number of doctoral academic staff who are able to conduct quality research and training at African universities. It involves movement of staff members from a given RUFORUM member university to train in another RUFORUM member university in a cost sharing arrangement. Further details about GTA programme can be found at: http://ruforum.org/scholarships.

Presented here are some of the Academic staff.

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