BUK inducts 30 pharmaceutical graduates
By Abdulkadri Muhammed
Bayero University Kano (BUK), has inducted 30 new pharmaceutical graduates of the University, as doctors of Pharmacy.
SOLACEBASE reports that the maiden oath-taking and Induction ceremony took place at the old campus, of the university, on Thursday.
The Registrar, Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN), Professor Pharm. Ibrahim Baba Shehu Ahmed, while inducting the new Pharm graduates, advised them to continually observe and abide to the ethical standards of the profession.
Baba Shehu informed the new inductees that there are rules that would guide them on what to do in the act of Pharmacy.
Earlier speaking, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sagir Abbas Adamu, in his address, said the Maiden induction ceremony is something that Bayero University will not forget, as they are the first students to graduate in this field.
The VC noted that the ceremony was an opportunity for the graduates to reinforce the ethical basis of the Pharmaceutical profession
He said that Bayero University Kano places a premium on high ethical standards in the training of its Pharmacy students, assuring that the institution would continue to collaborate with PCN towards producing doctors of Pharmacy that would uphold the Hippocratic Oath and practice the profession with honor, dignity, and fear of God.
Prof. Sagir explained that the induction and oath-taking ceremony has provided further opportunity to draw attention to the massive brain drain in the health sector, lamenting that the phenomenon is affecting Pharmacists doctors, and all cadres of health workers in the country.
The VC maintained that the 30 new inductees, comprising 17 males and 13 males were found worthy in character and learning by the University, however, while congratulating them, he urged them to focus on the quest to contribute their quota to the enhancement of Nigeria’s health care system.
On his part the Keynotes speaker, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai, who spoke on the “Pharmacy Profession in the 21st Century: Pharm D in perspective”, emphasized the pivotal role of Pharmacist in clinical work, referring to them as primary care providers in the community.
Alhaji Ahmed Yakasai, praised the commitment and dedication exhibited by the essential healthcare providers. Acknowledging their significant presence throughout patients’ journeys to recovery.
He also urged the new inductees to make Pharmacy in Nigeria a profession worthy of emulation, advising them to be good ambassadors of the university.
The Maiden Induction and Oath Ceremony was attended by Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Prof. Sani Malami, Dean Faculty of Pharmaceuticals Science, Bayero University, Alhaji Ali Auwalu Ahmad Tukur, (Hakimin Rimin Gado), Prof. Lawan Alhassan Bichi Chairman WASP/SOAP Board of Trustees, The graduates’ relatives and various members of the Pharmaceuticals Council of Nigeria among others.