In spite of having examinations and other rigours associated with being pharmacy scholars to mull over, two final year students of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin (UNIBEN) have both launched books aimed at motivating Nigerian youths.
“The Sojourn through Pharmacy School” and “The Future without Tears,” were authored by Edwin Madu and Promise Agho respectively, and launched on 14 August in separate events that had academicians and students from the faculty in attendance.
While unveiling his book, Madu remarked that the reason he took the pain to compile the work was because he observed that many students erroneously nursed the belief that Pharmacy was a tough course to study.
The young scholar explained that there was need to address such notion, noting that despite the demanding nature of the course, diligence and determination could make anyone achieve anything including becoming a pharmacist.
“So many persons have been sent out of pharmacy school because of ignorance. I have experienced, firsthand, what pharmacy school could do to anyone. Because of this, I found it very pertinent to put in writing, not just my own experience but combined experiences to serve as a guide to many as they journey through pharmacy school,” Madu said.
Madu who said the publication was his first published work, said he had manuscripts for some other publications that would be subsequently published.
In a related development, Promise Agho, whose publication has also started attracting positive reviews, stated that the idea behind his bestseller was a divine vision he got.
He observed that since the present generation is filled with pacesetters and dream leaders, there was a need to come up with a book that could serve as a guideline to them.
When asked how he was able to combine the demands of pharmacy programme and book publishing, Agho said, “I see writing as a hobby. I do it when I relax. This book is about the future, hence its target audience includes all who desire a wonderful future”.
“The Future without Tears” is the second book by Agho. He launched his first book, “Believers Anointing” when he was in 200 Level.