Half of the world’s population depends upon rice as their premium staple food. In recent history, rice consumption has travelled far beyond Asian countries to become the fastestgrowing food staple in Africa – and unscrupulous people are taking advantage of this massive business opportunity.
Universities, through their extensive research capabilities and activities, have a critical role in providing the necessary knowledge, evidence-base, solutions and innovations. This suggests that universities occupy a unique position within society.
It is anticipated that the number of qualified students will double as a result of the huge increase in the enrollment figures of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy introduced by the government in 2017.