USIU-Africas pioneer Bachelor of Pharmacy class achieves 100% pass rate in the Poisons and Pharmacy Board of Kenyas Licensure Exams

By Dr. Lincoln W. Munyendo

The Bachelor of Pharmacy Class of 2020 registered for the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya examinations to obtain a license to practice as pharmacists in Kenya, achieving a 100 percent pass rate.

Results of the exams released in the last week of November 2020 brought joy to the School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences as this was a ground breaking 100% pass on the first attempt. This is a source of great pride to the entire USIU-Africa community given the crucial nature of the pass rate for students selecting a Pharmacy degree program.

The exam is applied by the Ministry of Health for evaluation and assessment prior to Registration of Pharmacists. The professional examination for the assessment of a pharmacist has been split into two parts; Stage I and Stage II. The Stage I examination is administered before candidates proceed for a compulsory one-year internship program.

The Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Science, Dr. Francis Ndemo offered his congratulations to the students, noting that they had made one important step towards becoming professionals in the field of Pharmacy.

“This year, you went down in history, by virtue of being our first ever graduates from the Bachelor of Pharmacy program. As you go out there, I want to urge each and every one of you to apply the knowledge and the principles that you have learnt at the University, and use them to bolster your colleagues in the field, as we seek solutions to some of the world’s pressing problems in healthcare,” he said.

All graduates who sat the exams shall now proceed to internship then enroll the Stage II examination after the successful completion of internship. Upon successful completion of both stages of evaluation and assessment, the graduates will qualify to apply to be considered for registration as a pharmacist in Kenya and be licensed to practice.

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