The School of Pharmacy in the Faculty of Health Sciences celebrated its first two cohorts of level 200 and 300 pharmacy programme students at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital recently.
The two groups that were inaugurated comprised over 70 students within the newly established School of Pharmacy.
Speaking at the event known as the Inaugural White Coat Ceremony, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Ishmael Kasvosve, advised the students to devote much of their time towards their studies if they were to realise their dreams as well as complete their studies on time.
Professor Kasvosve also impressed upon the students to take their education seriously and face challenges head on during their academic studies.
He further encouraged the students to abide by the profession’s ethics and respect their patients besides working hard for improvement of their country’s health system.
Ministry of Health and Wellness Chief Pharmacist, Dr Celda Tiroyakgosi, also encouraged the students to work hard to deliver world class service to patients as future professionals.
Dr Tiroyakgosi called on the students to be responsible in their learning and demand excellence. She also advises the students to be ethical.
“Whatever you do as learners and as practising professionals should be guided by professionalism, ethics, morality and legal instruments that govern the profession,” said Dr Tiroyakgosi.