Professor Adegbehingbe Delivers Lecture, Recommends "Orogbo" For Better Vision






The 290th inaugural lecture series of the Obafemi Awolowo University held yesterday at Oduduwa Hall. The lecture was delivered by the current Dean of Clinical Sciences, Professor Bernice Adegbehingbe. The delivery of the lecture, which was titled 'That I May See' started at about 5pm and had in attendance notable personalities of the institution, including the Vice Chancellor.

While delivering the lecture, Adegbehingbe shared her clinical experiences and her various contributions to knowledge which include good research output, effective teaching and dedicated clinical services. She furthered by stating that her main objective is to prevent blindness and help find cures for other visual impairments.

She quoted a verse of the Bible verse, from where her topic was coined; Luke 18:4, thus her speech centred on facts about blindness and its causes. She gave facts, according to her researches, on some causes of blindness, using many clinical terminologies. Another high point of her lecture delivery was her recommendation of the use of Garcinia kola (Orogbo - Yoruba name) for clear vision.

Professor Adegbehingbe concluded her lecture by stating her many academic achievements, one of which was that she mentored and trained about fourteen Star Consultant Ophthalmologists. She later acknowledged her colleagues, her parents, in-laws , children and her loving husband and her many supporters that helped her career.

Professor Bernice O. Adegbehingbe is the current Dean of Clinical Sciences, the first ever from the Department of Ophthalmology. She is also an alumnus of OAU and had her Bc Hons in Health Sciences in 1985 and her MBCHB in 1988, before she went to Ireland to further her studies. She has contributed so much to her profession. This she said was spurred by her desire to be a professor, ever since her teenage years. She also stated that her quest for research and academic excellence was borne out of her exposure during her MSc programme.

We at OAU Peeps congratulate Professor Bernice Adegbehingbe on her appointment as a professor, and wish her greater heights of success.
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