School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosts Open Day for students from Woodcreek School
By Brenda Odhiambo
On Thursday, December 9, the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosted an open day for Year 11 and 12 students from Woodcreek School. The visit was planned by the School as part of its plans to reach out and build relationships with high schools to create a pipeline for students interested in pursuing programs at the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The students were eager to acquire information on transitioning into university, including programs offered at USIU-Africa, admissions criteria, student diversity, career options and prospects, scholarships, internships, among many others.
In his opening remarks, the Dean, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Dr. Francis Ndemo welcomed the students to the school, urging them to take the opportunity to learn as much as they could about campus life.
“I would like to thank each of you for being here today. It is not very often that students get the chance to get detailed career knowledge prior to choosing their future careers, and therefore, I would like to urge each and every one of you to take this opportunity to learn as much as you can about your intended careers, which will help you make an informed decision about your future,” he said.
“We are the most international and national university you will encounter in East Africa, comprising over 60 countries represented, and accommodating young people from across all the 47 counties in the country. The opportunity to encounter and the experience you receive from these interactions is one that you will treasure for the rest of your life,” he added.
On their end, the Woodcreek School team, led by Mr. Saphan Anode, a Chemistry and Biology teacher at the School thanked the University for the opportunity to have the students engage further with the School.
“We were drawn to USIU-Africa due to the international nature of the education offered here. Our visit was also prompted by a need to engage the University to give one of our students, who is interested in Pharmacy, a chance to access the state-of-the-art facilities at the laboratory,” he noted.
The Admissions Department walked the students through the history of the University, as well as through the admissions requirements for various programs at the University.
The students were also taken around the School's laboratories, where they had an opportunity to get a feel of the facilities offered by the University.