KIU, Western Campus – On 3rd March 2020,
the KIU School of Pharmacy students concluded a three-day special lecture on
the pharmacy at the Conference Hall of the KIU Teaching Hospital. The lecture
was conducted by the renowned British pharmacists, Prof. Janet Krska and Prof.
The professors engaged students in interactive exercises that
provided insight further insight on the world of pharmacy. Innocent Agaba, a third-year
student pursuing a Bachelor of Pharmacy said he learnt a lot from the three-day series, which he called an eye-opener.
“We learnt a lot in the lectures, but for me the biggest
lesson was the assertion from Prof. Krska that money is a side effect to the
pharmacy profession,” he said.
For his part, Prof. Krska told the students that it was
their responsibility as pharmacists to improve their knowledge because they are
“the future of pharmacy in Uganda.”
The Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Jonans Tusiimire
thanked the visiting pharmacists, who volunteered their time to teach, and the
University administration for making the lecture possible.
The DVC Western Campus, Prof. Patrick Kyamanywa thanked the
visitors for the recommendations they gave him on improving KIU’s pharmacy programs
and encouraged them to take up teaching and supervisory roles when the new
postgraduate courses are rolled out at the school in the next academic year.