The Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) has inducted 167 Pharmacy graduates of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik), Awka, Anambra State into the profession including Pharm Uzor Chinecherem Flora.
The induction, which took place at Juhel Auditorium, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Unizik Awka-Agulu Campus in Anoacha local government area of the State, on Saturday, was the major highlight of the activities marking the induction ceremony.
Delivering his welcome address, the Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Chibueze Ihekwereme, disclosed that the new pharmacists were the 2021 and 2022 graduating set of the faculty.
He said 67 of them were graduating with distinction, while the remaining graduates had pass, adding that they had been thoroughly baked to veer into any human endeavor for success and survival.
The Registrar, PCN, Ibrahim Ahmed, described the oath-taking and induction as one of the key requirements prescribed by the PCN Establishment Act, which has to be fulfilled prior to registration as a pharmacist.
He urged them to maintain high ethical standards and leadership skills as prescribed by the PCN and endeavour to be worthy professionals for the attainment of excellence in the provision of quality pharmaceutical services for sustainable healthcare delivery in the country.
“As pharmacists, you are expected to get yourself acquainted with the code of professional ethics, which prescribe your professional and moral responsibilities to the patients, to your pharmacist colleagues, other healthcare professionals, your employer, and the general public among others.
“Strict compliance with the code of ethics is indispensible for the practice of the pharmacy profession anywhere in the world,” he said.
PCN boss, warned the inductees not to indulge in unwholesome practices, saying the Council frowns on professional misconduct in its entirety.
He noted that the PCN Act provided for the establishment of an investigative panel and disciplinary tribunal as mechanism for handling issues of professional misconduct.
www.odogwublog.com gathered that the Theme of the occasion is Challenges, Realities and Opportunities For Young Graduates: The Role Of Collaboration.
In a remarks , a parent of the inductees, Barr. Chief Sir Felix. E. Uzor, PhD, JP ( Ichie Enyi II of Oba, Pensioner, Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court
of Nigeria and Legal Secretary, Diocese of Awka, Anglican Communion) described the event as gratifying as the five year journey ended I praise. He said his second daughter is now a pharmacist, thanking God who made it possible.