ABU PANS Organises Orientation Programme, Launches Projects


The Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS), under the stewardship of Adam Abdulraheem, recently conducted an orientation programme for new students, where it unveiled some projects.

The projects launched at the programme were: installation of inverter and weighing balance to the dispensing laboratory; donation of waste bins to the faculty; installation of wall clocks in the faculty; provision of teaching aids; donation of 750 customised exercise books and many more.

Themed:“For a Better Time in Pharmacy School,” the programme had in attendance Dr Gidado Yusuf, NAIP national vice-president and Pharm. Siyaka Onimisi Idis, NAIP chairman, Kano State Chapter and many other distinguished personalities.

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Some of the speakers at the event include: Dr Ayuba Abdulrazak; Dr Gidado Yusuf, Dr Abdurahman Adamu, and Dr Bukhari Mahmud.

According to Abdulrazak, who spoke on the dynamisms of Pharmacy profession and why pharmacists remain indispensable in the healthcare sector, “only pharmacists produce three dimensional tangible products among all healthcare professionals”. He also encouraged PANSites to give Pharmacy school their best.

Adamu on the other hand had an intensive discussion on the fluctuation of CGPA and how a student can retain a good academic stand while in school. He reiterated the importance of good CGPA as some scholarships and postgraduate courses require a certain level of CGPA.

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Dr Mahmud, who represented Prof. Magaji Mohammed Garba, deputy dean, in his own contribution emphasised the importance of good character and factors that lead to deterioration of character in the university.

As a worthy innovation to encourage academic excellence, the association awarded best students in each department across all levels and the overall best student in each level.

Presenting the awards, Dr Yusuf and Pharm.Idris, donated N20,000 each to the best students in Pharmaceutics across all levels, while the overall best student In 200L was offered a 4 -year scholarship of N50,000 annually by Dr Yusuf.

The NAIP National Vice-President also offered a N50,000 scholarship to Pharmental Initiative, an innovation of by the association’s treasurer.

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In recognition of their immense contributions and unequivocal support towards the growth of the association, donors and faculty management staff were presented with awards of honour.





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