Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)

The Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) by RUFORUM aimed at training academic staff for African universities by other African universities with stronger programs. The programme was coordinated by Prof. Julius Ochuodho at the University benefitted the following students who undertook their studies at the University of Eldoret.

GTA COHORT I – 2014/15

S/NoNameHome universityProgram
1Jean Marie Vianney SenyanzobeNational University of RwandaBiological science- Plant ecology


GTA COHORT -  II 2018/19

2Ousman S. DorleyUniversity of LiberiaSeed Science
3Sheriff SaliahUniversity of LiberiaEnvironmental Biology
4Mandela HinnehUniversity of LiberiaAquaculture and Fisheries
5Sellu MawunduNjala University, Sierra LeoneAquaculture and Fisheries


GTA COHORT III (2020/21)

6Tamba Nyuma
University of LiberiaSoil Science
7Emmanuel Pope
University of LiberiaAgronomy
8Nicole Nshobole MigaboCatholic University, Bukavu, DR CongoForestry
9Nacishali Nteranya Jean DR CongoEnvironment



Student Theses

No.NameThesis Title
1Emmanuel Momolu Pope ( Liberia)Response of Upland Rice Cultivars to Drought Stress at Different Growth Stages in Kenya
2Henry Nyuma Tamba
Fortification and Palletization of Agroforestry-Based Amendments: an Integrated Nutrient Management Option for Small Holder Agriculture
3Ouman Salia Dorley
The Seed Industry in Liberia: A Case Study of Rice ( Oryza Sativa) Seed Quality and Sustainable Seed Health Management – Awaiting Graduation 2023
4Salia S. Sheriff
Phytoremediation of Potentially Toxic Metals Contaminated Agricultural Soil Using Putative Brassica  Napus and Raphanus Raphanistrum in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya – Graduated 2022
5Mandela Klon-Yan Hinneh (Liberia)Evaluation of Nutritional Quality and Performance of Farm- Made and Commercial Feeds on Growth and Economic performance of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus Linnaeus, 1758) In Liberia
6Sellu Mawundu (Sierra Leone)Modeling Land Degradation for Conservation Planning in Kalehe Territory, Eastern D.R. Congo
7Nicole Nshobole Migabo (DR Congo)Climate change foot prints in Kakamega lowland tropical rain forest
8Nicole Nshobole Migabo (DR Congo)Climate change foot prints in Kakamega lowland tropical rain forest
9Jean Marie Vianney Senyanzobe (Rwanda)Environmental impact of Pteridium aquilinum L KUHN var centrali-Africanum (HIERON): An invasive species in Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda

The University has also managed to solicit more academic mobility projects which are starting this year. Regionally the project is being coordinated by other partner institutions but the University are key partners. 

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