n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Professor Femi Morakinyo : the psychological sage
A tribute to late Prof. O Morakinyo : obituary

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



It was with deep sorrow that the news of the exit of Professor Olufemi Morakinyo filtered through the Obafemi Awolowo University community and beyond the borders of Nigeria. He was a man renowned for his professional prowess within the family of mental health professionals within and outside the shores of Nigeria. His professional achievements drifted between the poorly charted course of the role of African Culture in the interpretation of Psychopathology and its effect on the development of culturally appropriate forms of psychotherapy. Countless number of students who passed through the department of Mental Health in Obafemi Awolowo University would remember his calm countenance and apathetic nature as he asks them to describe "the role of AYE in Psychopathology". As simple as this question is, to then students it was the ultimate question without an answer satisfactory enough to please "Professor Moraks" as he was secretly nicknamed by the students. His numerous contributions to the training and development of the field of mental health will always be remembered by many generations of Psychiatrists and Psychologists to come.

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