Nigeria’s Adeyemi Sylvester, was one of the students selected to drill his

counterparts from other parts of the continent during the international

pharmaceutical Students Federation Trainers Development Camp, which held at

the University of Rwanda, Huye Campus.

Sylvester, who was the only Nigerian delegate at the workshop, which comprised

pharmacy students from African countries, ended up being one of the few

selected to make a presentation on project management.

The aim of the camp was to train undergraduate students of Pharmacy to become

trainers saddled with the responsibility of training others at the local, national and

international levels in various soft skills management and policy making in the

areas of healthcare delivery and general wellbeing of the people.

The Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO) student expressed delight at the level of

exposure given him by the school, which according to him has distinguished him

even in international fora.

He opined that learning demands more from the trainee’s personal efforts, in

addition to the training received to get the desired effect.

‘’That is why in a class of 50 student; you see students making distinction, you see

average students and very poor student too,’’ he stated.

Sylvester said the International Workshop afforded him the opportunity of

interacting with Pharmacy students from other African countries including Egypt.

‘’Although many of them appreciated my presentations, I, however, found

something different about their training, which I think is lacking in our training in

Nigeria. I found out that they were more practical oriented in their training,

especially those of them from Rwanda. Their government’s policy lays much

emphasis on practical training and this is reflected in their curricula, which creates

opportunities for exchange programmes and other practical training to deepen

their clinical skills.

The University has been working in collaboration with

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