(By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis)
Managing Director of Pharmanews Limited, Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, has expressed concerns overthe shortage of opportunitiesfor pharmacy students seeking internship in pharmaceutical companies across the country.
The pharmacist voiced his worry during a courtesy visit by 500 level Pharmacy students of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State,led by Mr Igala Eze, president of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS) on 4th September, 2013.
According to him, there had beenseveral cases of Pharmacy students endlessly wandering about, seeking where totrain as interns without success, noting that it was not a good sign for the pharmaceutical industry.
The Pharmanews boss however challenged the students to remain focused and determined in fulfilling their professional aspirations, regardless of challenges, while also stressing the need for them to strive for diligence, when they eventually start working, and to place God first in all of their undertakings in life.
“The labour market is a training ground to prepare you for your journey. It is possible some of you could end up in pharmaceutical companies or hospitals. However you must note that there is a purpose for being there. It is not by accident,” he counseled.