School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences carries out orientation for new cohort of students

By Dr. Ermias Terefe

On Wednesday, May 6, the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) carried out an orientation for the incoming cohort of students who would begin their studies in the Summer Semester. A total of 30 Bachelor of Pharmacy and 6 Epidemiology and Biostatistics students attended the session, which was carried out via Zoom.

During the session, Prof. Francis Ndemo (Dean, SPHS), took students through an overview of the profession, as well as highlighting the different professional paths that students could take after the completion of their studies.

Similarly, Chairs of departments briefed students on the kind of courses managed and offered by the respective departments, the level of commitment expected from students, the resources available in the different laboratories and the contact details of faculty and staff in their department.

Speaking during the session, Prof. Ndemo urged the students to use their time in school to make a difference in the world, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are currently going through a difficult time globally, which has highlighted the need for highly trained health personnel. I urge you to ensure that you spend your time here to ensure that you are at the frontlines of the significant developments happening in the health sector,” he said.

The orientation, which was carried out over a period of two weeks for both Graduate and Undergraduate students, marks the first time that the University has carried out this exercise online.

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