Celebrating Success: Bachelor of Pharmacy Class of 2023 Oathing Ceremony
By Diana Bironga
On Friday, October 13, the Bachelor of Pharmacy Class of 2023 at USIU-Africa officially entered the pharmacy profession by taking an oath which symbolized the graduands commitment to the pharmacy profession.
Speaking during the event, Dr. Omolola E. Omole-Odubekun, Interim Vice Chancellor, reiterated the commitment of the university to the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHH) through investing and supporting the growth of the school by introducing more programs that address healthcare needs like Bachelor of Nursing.
Prof. Amos Njuguna, DVC Academics - Transformational Teaching, Learning and Research (TTLR) encouraged the students to go out and perform their duties diligently and ethically. Concurring with Prof. Njuguna, Dr. Evans Sagwa, Regional Director of the United States Pharmacopeia Convention stressed the importance of diligence, hard work, and punctuality in their profession.
Dr. Diana Bironga, graduating with a Cum Laude, recounted the collective journey of the graduating class, emphasizing the importance of commitment, hard work, and the friendships formed over the years.
Administered by Prof. Jenifer Orwa, Chief Research Officer, KEMRI, the oathing ceremony was a testament to the dedication and success of these future pharmacists. Their journey stands as an inspiration for aspiring pharmacists and a source of pride for those who supported their growth.
The ceremony was also attended by Dr. Wilfred Ochieng, Head of Training, Pharmacy and Poisons Board, representatives from MEDs, Insupply Health, and the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, as well as parents, faculty, and staff.