As part of efforts towards encouraging young doctors and medical students to develop interest in the specialty of ophthalmology as well as encouraging scholarly endeavours and academic pursuit among students, the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria has presented an endowment fund to the Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS as a prize for undergraduates in medical studies.
According to the President of the society, Prof. Sebastian Nwosu, during a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, the prize is to be awarded annually to the best student in Clinical Ophthalmology in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme in the University. He said this is a way of supporting the University and to further encourage hardworking students. The selection process, he suggested, could be through special tests or examination, performance in Clinical Ophthalmology posting or performance in Ophthalmology at the final MBBS examination.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS expressed appreciation to the members of the Society for their love for the University. He further assured the group of the University’s commitment and support towards actualizing the dreams of the society.
The members of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria were received by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Charles Esimone, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Carol Arinze-Umeobi.