-Organises 15th Biennial National Conference in Style
It was indeed a great sight to behold at the Lagos Country Club recently as students from different secondary schools in Lagos State, displayed academic prowess on different segments of the Interschool Quiz Competition and Award of scholarship, organised by the National Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) as part of activities in celebrating the 15th Biennial Annual Conference of the association.
The conference tagged “EKO 2022” with the theme: Pharmaceutical Value Chain for Optimal Utilisation, Where are We?, held at different locations within the state, with the Interschool Quiz Competition/Award of Scholarship as the starting point.
The event, which was widely attended by Lady pharmacists across the country, saw the award of scholarship to four indigent students, which will run till the end of their secondary school education.
Three schools namely Ikeja Senior Grammar School; Community Senior High School and Ikeja Senior High School, emerged first, second and third respectively from the competition, and they were rewarded accordingly.
The first school was given a desktop and the second school got a printer combined with the scanner while the third school got a public address system and cash prizes. Consolation prizes were also given to other participants such as sanitation materials among other gifts.
In an interview with the National Chairman, ALPS, Pharm (Mrs) Victoria Ukwu, she noted the interest of the association in girl-child education and empowerment, saying the group is currently sponsoring a child from each zone due to limited funds.
According to her “ ALPs has instituted an ALPs Education Fund for daughters of indigent widows and orphans in the six geopolitical zones of the federation”. She listed the names of the students, as she called for massive support of the Foundation by members of the public.
Also speaking with the ALPs Lagos Branch Chairman, Dr Afusat Adeshina, she explained the essence of the quiz competition, which was set up to fulfill the vision of the association in reaching out to schools on drug use advocacy.
She said:” We normally visit schools, do moral campaigns on drug usage and abuse, career development, environmental hygiene, but we decided to use the schools around ikeja, the venue of our conference, Radisson Blu Hotel and brought out all the schools in that environment for the quiz competition.
“ALPs national body also awarded scholarship to four indigent students and the scholarship runs till the end of their secondary school”.
As the quiz competition was brought to a close, the chairman welcomed all delegates to the years’ conference as she appreciated every lady pharmacists that contributed to the success of quiz competition .