The University of Abuja has commenced the process of establishing a school of Pharmacy as a complement to its College of Health Sciences.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Michael U. Adikwu, said while inaugurating a six-man Committee to work out modalities for the successful take- off of the Pharmaceutical Sciences programme that the four new programmes – Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering and Agriculture were now on course having been approved by their relevant professional bodies.
He said the Committee would utilize existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on academic matters between the University and the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja, to facilitate the commercement of the Pharmaceutical programme.
Professor Adikwu said that the Committee, headed by Professor U.A. Asunkwo of the College of Medical Sciences of the University was to design an academic curriculum for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences including details of how all levels of the students would receive their training within and outside the University, and provide a timeline for the possible commencement of studies.
The Vice-Chancellor also disclosed that the University Governing Council had approved the allocation of land to the Entomological Society of Nigeria on the main campus for the building of the National Secretariat of the Society.
He said that part of the conditions for the provision of the land was that the society would provide lecture facilities within the secretariat for use by the University when completed as part of its corporate social responsibility.
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