The Vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University Prof. Ibrahim Garba has expresses his sincere appreciation to the registrar of the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria as well as the lecturers of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science for their hard work and selflessness in impacting knowledge to the newly inducted pharmacist.
The Vice Chancellor who was represented by the Provost of the College of Medical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University Prof. Balarabe Sani Garko spoke at the induction ceremony and oath taking of the Pharmacist of ABU held at PA ISHAKU lecture theatre, Faculty of Pharmaceutical science, ABU Samaru, Zaria.
The V.C also congratulates the parents and charged the graduands to stay focus as they will be working with the category of sick people in discharging the duties of the Pharmacy profession
He also added that the graduands still needs guidance from their parents in order to succeed in the feature
The Bursar was represented at the event by the Deputy Bursar administration Alh. Shehu Yahya.
In his welcome address the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of ABU Prof. Nuhu Mohammed Danjuma charged the newly inductees to be law abiding and discharge their duties according to the rules and regulations of the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria.
In his speech the registrar of the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria Pharmacist N.A Mohammed who was represented by the Zonal officer Northwest zone of PCN Pharmacist Abubakar Dattijo express that this was the 28th induction/oath taking ceremony in the ABU for the graduands of Pharmacy degree of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical science of Ahmadu Bello University,Zaria.
The registrar also added that the induction is the first phase in training the Pharmacy professionals, He also added that the graduands are now fit to compete with their colleagues in all areas of Pharmacy practice for service to humanity,He further added that there is no limitation for where each of the graduands can get to in life.
The registrar noted that the one year statuary internship programme is compulsory for all pharmacists in Nigeria including those trained abroad that don't have any evidence of license in their countries of studies
The dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ABU Zaria presented the graduands to the registrar of the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria for the induction in to the Profession,
The dean further charged the newly inductees to be good ambassadors of the Faculty as well as the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria.
In her vote of thanks speech, the HOD of the department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development Prof. Hajara Ibrahim appreciates the Vice Chancellor for giving the faculty an enabling environment to train, and graduate the students, The HOD also expresses her appreciation to Prof. Sani Abdullahi, who was the Dean of the Postgraduate School of Ahmadu Bello University, the Dean Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science Prof. Danjuma, Prof. Sheik Abdullahi, lectures, students and well wisher of Ahmadu Bello University
YAHYA USMAN ISMAIL is a Corp Member with the Directorate of Public Affairs, ABU Zaria.