By Kesah Princely, Regis Che & Njodzeka Danhatu

A panel of academic experts in the University of Buea has recently approved the PhD thesis of Miss Lukong Evelyn, in Special Education.

The thesis that was defended on Saturday September 14 in the Board Room of the Faculty of Education, focused on how the effective use of braille can enhance the educational capacity of students with visual impairment.

The title of the academic piece is “Braille Grade Two Competency As A Predictor Of Academic Achievement, Of Primary School Pupils With Visual Impairments In The English Speaking Regions Of Cameroon.”

In an exclusive interview with TWIF NEWS, the soon to be academic doctor said the importance of defending her PhD will not make her different from what people have known her to be, stressing that it would rather be a springboard to her profession.

“This is a stepping stone in my life to climb the academic ladder and also to cooperate with other professionals who are in this field, so we can forge ahead with the education of persons with visual impairment in Cameroon,” she intimated.

Professor Titanji Peter Fon, a member of the jury told TWIF NEWS that the work of Lukong Evelyn is pivotal in the educational melieu given that it is government’s policy to emerge the education of persons with disabilities, and most importantly, those with visual impairment.

Prior to her defence, she has been coordinating the resource room for persons with visual impairment in SAJOCAH, Mambu-Bafut, a rehabilitation institute of persons with disabilities in the North West region of the country.