Public notice on Doctor of Pharmacy (PHARM. D) Programme in Nigerian Universities
The National Universities Commission (NUC) hereby draws the attention of Nigerian Universities and the general public to the fact that the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D) degree, as a first degree for Pharmacy students, is not approved. The approved first degree for pharmacy students in Nigeria Universities is the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm).
Universities offering the Pharm. D degree programme should, in their own interest, graduate their students with B.Pharm degree as earlier directed and ceased further admission into the Pharm. D programme.
While the stakeholders’ Workshop on Pharm. D, held in January 2007, was an important consultative workshop to chart the future direction for Pharmacy Programme in Nigerian Universities, the resolutions reached at the workshop were not approvals by NUC for the commencement of the Pharm. D programme in the Nigerian University System.
The general public is by this announcement advised to avoid subscribing to the Pharm. D Programme of any Nigerian University.
Source: Management, NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION
13 October, 2014
Vol. 9 No. 41