The university of Jos, on Thursday inducted 106 newly qualified pharmacists, 48 of them, females, with a strict warning that whoever deviate from ethical practice, risk been deregistered.
It was learnt that some of the newly graduated pharmacists from the university of Jos had spent ten years in the institution training.
Vice Chancellor of the university of Jos, Prof Sebastian Maimako, in an address charged the pharmacists to avoid professional rivalry with their sister professional colleagues in the medical practice, while practicing their profession.
Prof Maimako, said the department of pharmaceutical science of the university is ranked among the best globally.
The Vice Chancellor acknowledged the rigorousness in the pharmaceutical study and training, therefore thanked parents and Guardians for the sacrifices made over the years for the graduands to have succeeded.
Prof Maimako however frowned at students who have been alleged to have been indulging in consumption of hard substances, and stressed that the university forbid drug addiction.
The university Don assured that the university will continue to play it role in coaching students in all fields of human endeavors.
“University of Jos, as part of its strategic plan will continue o contribute to the training of quality manpower to meet the need of healthcare Ned’s of the nation’s teeming populace.”
Performing the official oath taking on the 106 newly qualified pharmacists, registrar, pharmaceutical council of Nigeria (PCN) Nurudeen Mohammed, represented by Dr Anthony Idoko, a director of training of the council.
The registrar, pharmaceutical council f Nigeria urged the inductees to practice their profession in accordance with regulations of the council.
“As pharmacists, you are expected to get yourselves acquainted with the code of professional ethics which prescribes your professional and moral responsibilities o the patients, pharmacist colleagues, other health professionals, your employers and the general public, among others.”
The PCN registrar said “PCN frowns at professional misconduct in its entirety. So any form of misconduct by any pharmacists have a case to answer, he or she is referred to the disciplinary tribunal which has the status of federal high court in Nigeria.” He informed.
The PCN boss also urged the newly inductees to be up and doing “you are expected to keep off from the register-and-go syndrome which has tarnished the image of pharmacists and brought the profession to ridicule.”
The inducted pharmacists were charged to be professionals, avoid prescribing fake drugs to the public, and have the fear of God while dealing with human lives.
The newly inducted pharmacists were also tasked to be ambassadors of the university, and do the institution proud by practicing professionally according to their training.
It was learnt that another one hundred and eighteen 118 new intakes pharmacy students have been admitted to study pharmaceutical sciences at the university of Jos.