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.
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