Akuku James is from Adjumani District of the west Nile region of Uganda, a fourth born in a family of six children and the only graduate in his family, Akuku holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Makerere University where he graduated with a first class honors in 2018. Now a beneficiary of the MasterCard foundation scholarship through RUFORUM and forming part of the third Cohort in 2019, he is forever grateful to MasterCard foundation and RUFORUM for giving him an opportunity to undertake his graduate studies. He shares his story of his academic journey so far.
My research focuses on evaluation of local rice varieties and released varieties for acceptability. I realised that it has become a big concern that many new rice varieties that are released are not adopted well by farmers, as researchers, we think that this has something to do with the sensory properties of these rice varieties. My research will study physiochemical and sensory characteristics of selected rice genotypes in the Uganda germplasm and relate them to the acceptability.
Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education
But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.
So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.
Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022
About the JADS program
Who is Eligible to Apply?
- Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
- University evaluates and selects applicants.
- University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
- AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
- AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.
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