PCN team visits Plateau health college to assess pharmacy programme

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A four-man accreditation team from the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), on Monday visited College of Health Technology, Pankshin, Plateau State, to assess its Pharmacy Technician Course.

The visitation team, led by PCN Head of Department, Education and Training, Dr. Anthony Idoko, is expected to undertake a three-day assessment of the course to determine whether it was fit for accreditation.

Idoko, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), expressed the team’s readiness to assess the college’s level of preparedness to run the course.

“We visited the college six months ago and promised to return for the second assessment before deciding on what to do.

“We shall look into the facilities, staff and admission requirements to see whether the institution complied with PCN’s requirements for pharmacist technical training standards,” he said.

NAN reports that the Acting Provost, Mr. Pam Dagyang, who took the delegation round the college, took time to discuss facilities at the Pharmacy Department.

He described their visit as “very encouraging,” and expressed optimism that the programme would be accredited “because the school has all that is required to produce quality pharmacy technicians”.

Dagyang said that the expected accreditation would empower the college to compete with other technical health colleges in the country.

“Our desire is to see that qualified and capable pharmacy technicians are churned out of this institution to serve humanity,” he declared.

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