‘Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is a first degree professional programme’


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Accra, Sept. 25, GNA – The National Council
for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the National Accreditation Board (NAB) have
notified the public and all stakeholders that the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)
is a first degree professional programme.

The two bodies said the programme is not a
postgraduate degree and should be classified and treated as such.

This was in a statement jointly signed by
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Accra, Sept. 25, GNA – The National Council
for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the National Accreditation Board (NAB) have
notified the public and all stakeholders that the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)
is a first degree professional programme.

The two bodies said the programme is not a
postgraduate degree and should be classified and treated as such.

This was in a statement jointly signed by
Professor Mohammed Salifu and Dr Kingsley Nyarko, the Executive Secretaries of
the NCTE and NAB, respectively, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday.

The statement said the introduction of a
six-year Pharm.D programme was approved for the Kwame Nkrumah University of
Science and Technology on the recommendations of the Pharmacy Council of Ghana,
the Ministry of Health and the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) in 2016.

It was aimed at harmonising the training of
pharmacists internationally and across the West Africa Region as well as
enhance the clinical competence of pharmacists in Ghana.

The statement said the Pharm.D programme
replaced the previous four-year Bachelor of Pharmacy programme that existed in
the country.

GNA


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