Announcement Date: 27 October 2023
The Board of Optometry Association (BOA) is pleased to announce that our Chairperson has been appointed to the African Council of Optometry (AFCO) Board. This appointment reflects the aligned goals and collaborative spirit between BOA and AFCO in advancing the optometry profession across Africa.
Welcoming the New AFCO Directors
We take this opportunity to welcome the new directors leading AFCO’s various branches:
- Director of Education & Competency Level Framework: Dr. Mohammed Abdul-Kabir, Ghana
- Director of Optometry Professional Regulatory Body: Prof. Percy K. Mashige, South Africa
- Director of Projects and Fundraising: Optom Thanuja Panicker, Botswana
- Director of Research and Advocacy: Dr. Levi Uche Osuagwu, Nigeria
Collaborative Goals for a Brighter Future
We are grateful to AFCO President Dr. ENA for recognizing the value our Chairperson and the newly appointed directors will bring to AFCO. These appointments represent a strategic move to develop and regulate the optometry profession more effectively in Africa.
A Statement from Our Chairperson
Our Chairperson expressed gratitude for the appointment, stating, “Thank you, AFCO President Dr. ENA, for entrusting this responsibility and for the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of optometry in Africa.”
We look forward to fostering a fruitful collaboration with AFCO and its new leadership. Together, we aim to achieve the mutual goals of enhancing optometry practice, education, and advocacy across the continent.
Thank you for your continued support.
God bless AFCO,
God bless Optometry in Africa.
Board of Optometry Association (BOA)