Prof. (Mrs.) Ebele Bridget Uzodike was appointed Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN) in June 2015. Prof. (Mrs.) Ebele Bridget Uzodike is a professor of Optometry with over thirty years teaching experience. She is the third substantive Registrar of the Board.
As the Registrar/CEO of the ODORBN, her schedule of duty is to see to the day to day running of the ODORBN and to ensure execution of policies of the Governing Board. She works with a management team of Directors and Heads of Department. She has close to two hundred (200) personnel who work with her to deliver on the mandate of the ODORBN.
In determining the standards of knowledge and skill to attained by persons seeking to become Optometrists or Opticians, we have continued to work with the National Universities Commission as well as the National Board for Technical Education in reviewing the curriculum for Optometry and Dispensing Opticianry training respectively. Her experience as an academician has been leveraged on to produce robust curriculum for the two professions. We have also been engaged in accreditation and reaccreditation visits to Institutions of training for the two professions.
A few of our achievements could be outlined as follows:
Much as we have challenges of funding as Government revenue has drastically reduced lately, necessitating huge cut down on allocation of resources to our Agency, we have continued to prioritize resources to achieve the much we have done so far. Today we are building a multi-million Naira Administrative Head Office for the ODORBN which is planned to be one of its kind in Africa.
The Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN) is the body statutorily empowered by an Act of Parliament (cap 09 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, formerly known as Decree No. 34 of December, 1989) to regulate the practice of the professions of Optometry and dispensing Opticianry In Nigeria.