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IUO VC calls on PCN to advance digital innovations,graduates 121 pharmacists



Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, the Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) has called on the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to advance the course of digital innovation in pharmacy and electronic prescriptions. Ezemonye made the call during the 9th Induction/Oath Taking Ceremony for newly qualified graduate of pharmacists in Okada on Tuesday. The vice chancellor said that pharmacists occupy important positions in the hierarchy of healthcare administration in Nigeria and played key roles in patients’ therapy management. He said that the dynamic role of pharmacists was expressed in their accessibility in all healthcare settings. “They enjoy a diverse and rewarding career opportunities of patient care, scientific research and innovations. “Induction ceremony and oath taking is making a promise to God and humanity to stand by the laws and ethics of the profession,” he said. He advised the newly inducted pharmacists to portray good characters and promote national development wherever they found themselves. Dr Ighodaro Igbe, the Dean, College of Pharmacy, while inducting the graduates said the college had been fully accr

Edited by: the PCN and the National Universities Commission (NUC).  Ighodaro, who thanked God for the students, also thanked the parents of the new pharmacists for entrusting their children into the hands of the lecturers of the university. “No fewer than 661 pharmacists have graduated from the university’s college of pharmacy since its establishment and that the college expects the graduates to acquaint themselves with the code of professional ethics at all times.’’ Earlier, Prof. Mbang Femi-Oyewo, the Chairman, Board of Fellows Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria in a lecture titled: “Contemporary Pharmacists Expectations and Challenges”, charged the inductees to always stand by the laws guiding the practice of pharmacy. She advised them to do better than their alma mater as they had been trained by one of the best universities in the country. She charged the university to provide an avenue where some of the inductees could serve and practice what they had learnt over the years in the university.

Edited by: Zainab Garba/Grace Yussuf

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