For the justification of the resources and time spent in acquiring the Fellowship of the West African postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), the Managing Director, Pharmanews Ltd. , Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi , has urged all Fellows of the College to put into practice, knowledge obtained from the institution for the betterment of the Nigerian populace.
The Pharmanews publisher made this remark on Friday, 08 September 2017, during a courtesy call of the Nigerian Chapter Executives of the WAPCP to Pharmanews office in Lagos. He stressed the need for the demonstration of such knowledge in the society, which will go a long way in impacting the society positively.
His words: “The application of knowledge is key, and the application of what you know is paramount, otherwise there is no where impact can be made from knowledge alone, as it can only be demonstrated in practice. Once knowledge is acquired, demonstration is imperative for the benefit of the people”.
He also agreed with the objective of the excos, in seeking Federal Government recognition for the Fellowship certificate, describing it as a well-thought-out, saying no matter how hard and engaging, the activities of the college may be, it still requires government endorsement. “That is why we need people in our profession to lobby govt for favourable policies, because no matter how much we work, we need government recognition as an instititution”.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Nigerian Chapter, WAPCP, Pharm. Chijioke Onyia, intimated the Pharmanews team with the objectives of his administration seeking the elderly counsel of Pharm. Atueyi for the executives to follow.
Some of the goals listed by the chairman are: Push for the recognition of the Fellowship certificate by the Federal Government; stimulating interest of Fellows and increased participation; encouraging members to raise the standards in their various practice settings; increase brand equity of the college; review and publish chapter zonal bye-laws and distribution to members; secure and furnish an office space at the college.
Regarding members apathy to the college, which he described as a major challenge, he said the executives will critically and structurally design an interesting formula to drive participation, which will be of mutual benefit.