PROF KENNETH OFOKANSI PRESENTS THE 140TH INAUGURAL LECTURE

By 
Uju Akamigbo




Prof. Kenneth Chibuzor Ofokansi, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, has joined the league of past Inaugural lecturers by presenting the 140th Inaugural lecture of the University of Nigeria titled: 'Breaking the Barriers to Effective Peroral Drug Delivery'.

In his lecture, Prof Ofokansi disclosed that Peroral  drug delivery simply means oral drug absorption and it is the most desirable and preferred method of administering therapeutic agents for a systematic effect.
 He went further to state that in the last four decades, the area of peroral drug delivery has undergone many changes and  those changes are due to increased understanding of pharmaceutical and biological constraints at the molecular level and increased generation of drug candidates and also emergence of several advanced technologies.

"The current trends in peroral delivery will bring the much-awaited revolution in delivery of therapeutic agents, particularly biotechnology based molecules", he said.

Enjoy the pictures as they speak:

(L-R) The University Bursar, Dr Jude Edeh; The University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Benjamin Ozumba; The Inaugural lecturer, Prof Kenneth Ofokansi; The wife of the Inaugural lecturer, Dr Mrs Nneoma Ofokansi; The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Prof Charles Igwe.

The lion Marching Band leading the procession

Long procession of UNN academic


Cross-section of the audience during the National Anthem



The Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of the occasion Prof. Benjamin Ozumba during his opening remark.



Cross-section of some of Prof. Ofokansi's relatives from Nando



The University Orator, Dr. Ikenna Onwuegbuna reading the Citation of Prof. Ofokansi

The Inaugural lecturer, Prof. Ofokansi delievering the lecture on  'Breaking the Barriers to Effective Peroral Drug Delivery'.



Prof Ofokansi, receiving his Inaugural lecture certificate from the VC, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba

The VC presenting copies of the Inaugural lecture booklet to the Inaugural lecturer

Closing prayer by the 141st Inaugural lecturer, Prof. Bond Anyaehie


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