The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), has inducted 102 graduands of the Dora Akunyili College of Medicine, Igbinedion University, Okada.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the oath taking and induction ceremony of the 2017/2018 session, held at the university’s main auditorium, Okada, Edo, on Friday.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, who was represented by Prof. Deborah Odejimi, said “oath taking is a promise to God and man, to stand by the laws and ethics of pharmacy.
“An oath is a formal and serious promise to tell the truth or to do something”.
Ezemonye, who urged the graduates to use their knowledge to promote good health in the society, added that a world without a doctor or pharmacist is not complete.
Dr Ighodaro Igbe, the Dean, College of Pharmacy, who inducted the graduates, said the college had been fully accredited by the PCN, and the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Ighodaro, who thanked God for the life of the students, said that no fewer than 533 pharmacists had graduated from the university’s college of pharmacy since its establishment.
According to him, the graduates are expected to acquaint themselves with the code of professional ethics.
“The oath prescribes their professional and moral responsibilities to the patients, pharmacy college, as well as other professionals”.
He thanked the parents of the new pharmacists for entrusting their children into the hands of the lecturers in the university.
Earlier, Chief Sam Igbe, the Iyase of Benin kingdom, urged the inductees to always stand by the laws guiding the practice of pharmacy.
He advised them to do better than their predecessors, as they had been given the best training from one of the best universities in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2017/2018 academic session induction ceremony is the eighth by the institution.