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Nestlé PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence at University of Ghana

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Nestlé PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence at University of Ghana

Nestlé PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence at University of Ghana

The University of Ghana has, through a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding, received a grant from Société des Produits Nestlé SA to support PhD students in conducting interdisciplinary research in the broad areas of Food and Nutrition Security, and Climate Change. The specific research themes, with some related topics, are as follows:

a. Affordable nutrition: addressing nutritional needs of low-income settings by developing innovative affordable food matrices from locally sourced crops and ingredients, potentially pulses and legumes.

i. Healthy Diets from a Sustainable Food System for Low-Income Consumers

ii. Identify solutions for affordable nutrition via Virtual & Rapid Prototyping

iii. Drying – Binding – Shaping as Enabler of Affordable Nutrition Solutions

iv. High-shear Granulation as Enabler of Affordable Nutrition Solutions

b. Implications of climate change on food security and nutritional quality of food for low income settings.

i. Cocoa shell, a by-product with high food potential to be valorized

ii. Valorize Moringa for climate friendly nutritious products

c. Scientific substantiation of the public health impact of the Nestle Iron Awareness Campaign

The grant is mainly directed to the funding of PhD students and will provide support for tuition, research costs and stipend starting from the 2020/2021 academic year.

Eligibility for UG-Nestlé PhD Scholarships

· First or Second year PhD students in a discipline closely related to the research themes above (e.g. Food Science, Nutrition, Food Process Engineering and others).

· Applicant must have no competing scholarships and commit to fulltime PhD student status.

· First year applicants must meet the University of Ghana requirements and gain admission into an applicable PhD programme.

· Second year applicants should have met UG academic requirements including having passed their written and comprehensive examinations.

· Applicants must possess excellent academic credentials, and demonstrate motivation and capacity to carry out original, innovative and independent research.

· Applicant must be a national or permanent resident of Ghana

Application process

Interested applicants should download and complete the application form (link inserted below), and include the supporting documents indicated below, into a single PDF file. Applications should be emailed to:

The Director

Institute of Applied Science & Technology

College of Basic & Applied Sciences

University of Ghana

P.O Box LG 25, Legon Email: [email protected]

OR

submitted to:

The Assistant Registrar

Institute of Applied Science and Technology

DI Old Chemistry Building

Cruise O’Brien Road (Opposite the Recreational Quadrangle)

University of Ghana

Tel: 0244793703/0208540099

 

The deadline for submission of applications is 15th May 2020, at 5:00 pm.

Supporting Documents:

  • One-page motivation statement
  • Ph.D. research proposal of not more than 3 pages (1.5-line spacing) clearly outlining the background, objectives, scope, and methodology for applicant’s research (include a budget and work-plan on separate pages). The proposal MUST be related to one of the themes or topics listed above.
  • Applicant’s curriculum vitae
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Copy of applicant’s national ID card

Note

Shortlisted applicants would be contacted for an interview. Interviews are expected to take place at the end of June, 2020 after which successful applicants will be notified.

The selected candidates are expected to start academic work/research at the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year (August, 2020).

Duration of programme

Funding for the programme is for a maximum of four (4) years (First year applicants) and three (3) years (Second year applicants).

Please find here the link to the form for the application for the UG–Nestlé Ph.D. Scholarships for Research Excellence

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xGwfCTJiJeYWO1KAb7SGkwtZc20YuJaP

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Rejected Rastafarian student sues Achimota School management

Rejected Rastafarian student Tyron Iras Marhguy sues Achimota School management in the Human rights division of the High Court

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Rejected Rastafarian student sues Achimota School management

Rastafarian student sues Achimota School: One of the students allegedly refused admission at Achimota School on the basis of having dreadlocks due to his Rastafarian belief, has sued the governing board of the school and the Attorney General.

According to the motion filed through his father Tereo Kwame Marhguy at the Human Rights division of the High Court, Tyron Iras Marhguy (Student applicant) said the decision of Achimota School denying him admission as a result of his hairstyle is a clear violation of his Constitutional right to education guaranteed under Article 25 (1)b, and 28 (4) of the 1992 Constitution.

“There is no lawful basis for [Achimota School] to interfere with the applicant’s right to education based on his rasta through which he manifests or expresses his constitutionally guaranteed right to religion and to practice and manifest same,” the suit said.

The family wants “an order directed at [Achimota School] to immediately admit or enrol the applicant to continue with his education unhindered.”

Affidavit in support

According to the father of the applicant, his son “duly complied with the school selection and examination registration processes. The Applicant at all material times was a Rastafarian by religion and that Rastafarianism is a religious movement, began in Jamaica in the 1930s and adopted by many groups around the globe, that combines protestant Christianity, mysticism and a pan-African political consciousness.”

“A key tenet of Rastafarianism is the wearing of dreadlocks, which is drawn from the Nazarite vow in the Old Testament of the Bible. In particular, at Numbers 6:5, where it is said “All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.”

The affidavit further states “the Applicant has therefore worn his hair in dreadlocks throughout his studies at the Junior High School, where he excelled academically, was a model student, and was made Senior Prefect. The dreadlocks have caused no problems for him, his mates, his teachers, or the schools.”

The 58 paragraph affidavit further notes that “the Applicant’s colleagues who were admitted into the School by virtue the CSSPS placement have commenced classes whiles he is discriminatorily denied same right to education in the School and he is currently at home simply because of his expression of his religious faith, without injury to any other person. The Applicant has always been of good behaviour in his former schools and would continue to do so. And that in a recent media reportage carried out by Citi TV about the Applicant in his former school, his former teachers and school mates attested to his positive behavior and expressed their shock about the discrimination being meted against him”.

“The Applicant believes that unless this Honourable court intervenes, the 1st Respondent, its officials, teachers, and other authorities will continue to violate his fundamental and constitutionally guaranteed rights to education, religion, administrative justice, and right against discrimination. I am informed by Counsel and respectfully concur with that advice that upon a breach of the Applicant’s fundamental human rights, he is entitled to seek redress before this Honourable Court” the affidavit stated.

According to the motion filed at the Human Rights division of the High Court, dated the 31st of March 2021, Tyron Iras Marhguy (Student Applicant) suing by the Next Friend and father, says the decision of Achimota school not to admit him because of his hair style is a violation of his Constitutional right to education guaranteed under Article 25 (1)b, and 28 (4) of the 1992 Constitution.

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Outrageous KNUST SRC budget causes confusion online

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Outrageous KNUST SRC budget causes confusion online

Outrageous KNUST SRC budget: The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Students Representative Council (SRC) is under backlash after they released their budget statement to be spent within two months.

The KNUST SRC is expecting a whopping amount of GHS996,250 for the 2020/2021 first semester which has caused an uproar on social media.

Certain items on the list that raised eyebrows are ‘Off-campus security’, ‘covid-19 package for students’, ‘src website’ among others.

Samuel Sesah KNUST SRC president Outrageous Knust budget

Samuel Sesah KNUST SRC president

Outrageous Knust budgetIn response to the outcry on social media, the President of the SRC in KNUST Samuel Sesah quoted a verse from the Holy Bible, Hebrews 13:17 to defend himself.

Here are some reactions from some social media users:

 

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Rastafarian students: You goofed, apologize for your action – A constitutional lawyer to Achimota School

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You goofed, apologize for your action – A constitutional lawyer to Achimota School

A constitutional lawyer, Mr. Martin Kpebu has asked the Achimota School to apologize to the country for refusing to accept students with dreadlocks.

Mr. Kpebu said on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday March 27 that the school authorities made a mistake regarding the decision not to accept the students.

“They just goofed and I think Ahimota School should just eat a humble pie. They should just accept that they made a mistake, they should apologize to us,” he told host of the programme Abvena Tabi.

He added “I think the Achimota misjudged the extent to which Ghana is evolving. Now, people can access information from all over the world at the click of a bottom, and considering the issue of Achimota itself to the extent that they had allowed white girls with Rasta hair to enroll and complete, this should have been the last decision that they could take.”

Meanwhile, Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has called for calm over this issue.

He said the Ghana Education Service (GES)” within the shortest possible time is going to lay out specific guidelines for heads of schools as to how we proceed in this environment”.

“Mr. Speaker, I can tell you, meetings have been held, others are ongoing, which the Ministry of Education is facilitating, to make sure that our students operate in an environment that they give of their best,” he said on the floor of Parliament.

 

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