As announced by the Delta State University (DELSU) management and authorities, the Pharmacy Department graduates have on Friday been inducted into The Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN).
Registrar to the council, Mr N.A. Muhammed, represented by Dr. Anthony Idoko, administered the oath on the new 59 pharmacists from Delta State University, urging them to always uphold their ethics of the profession.
Speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor of DELSU, Professor Victor Peretomode, thanked the government for its consistent support to elevate the school in knowledge and facilities.
He offered an automatic employment to the best graduating student, Uche Nwankwo, who got his appointment letter at the ceremony to the admiration of guests and his colleagues.
The new pharmacists expressed their joy at the occasion as they cerebrated with friends and family.
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY
The Delta State University, Abraka – popularly known as DELSU, is a State government university with a main campus located at Abraka, Delta and a campus at Anwai, Asaba. With the 1995 Amended Edict, we now have a campus at Oleh. The University runs a multi-campus system with three campuses within a distance of about 200 km apart. Currently, with a student population of about 36,000 (in the 2007/08 session), the University offers a range of programmes from the full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes to part-time evening and weekend degree programmes. The University offers post-graduate studies up to a doctoral level. A staff/student counselling centre, an e-learning centre, student accommodation and sporting facilities amidst others are available support services.. It is one of twenty-five federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission.
Delta State University, Abraka has been historically recorded as a Centre of Education. It started as a Government Teachers’ Training College during the colonial era and some years into the post-colonial era. It became a College of Education that awarded Nigerian Certificate of Education (N.C.E.) from 1971-1985. In 1981, it was affiliated to the University of Benin, Benin City and consequently offered degree programmes from 1981 till 1985 when it became the Faculty of Education of the then Bendel State University with its main campus at Ekpoma. The creation of Edo and Delta States in August 1991 and the conversion of the main campus of the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma to become Edo State University in December 1991, necessitated the establishment of an autonomous Delta State University, Abraka on 30th April, 1992 by the then Executive Governor of the State, Olorogun Felix Ibru.