Poised to promote academic and leadership excellence, the Young Pharmacists Group-Nigeria, (YPG-NG) South West has newly introduced the Best Graduating Student Award on Thursday, 6 April 2017 at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos.
The award, which was launched during the induction ceremony of the 2016 grads, provides recognition for outstanding academic and leadership performance, as it aims at creating a healthy competition for excellence among pharmacy graduates within the south-west zone.
Speaking at the occasion, the Southwest coordinator, Pharm. Adepoju Kehinde Phillips appreciated the Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Prof G.O Silva; the PCN Registrar, Pharm Elijah Muhammed and the Chairman of the occasion, Pharm. Gbenga Olubowale, for their support for YPG.
Addressing the inductees, he charged them to leave the university into the world with the ‘I can’ spirit. “When I learnt of the academic prowess of the awardee, I was earnestly looking forward to seeing a big man with a big head, but I was surprised to meet a man almost my size. This has further deepened my conviction that we all can achieve success irrespective of our age, size, creed, colour of familybackground. I want you all to build your life philosophy around this’ he added jokingly”.
The Southwest coordinator, Pharm. Adepoju Kehinde Phillips presented the award to the recipient, Pharm. Adeluola Adeoluwa. Also present at the award presentation were Pharm. Adekoyejo Dolapo, the financial secretary YPG-NG Lagos; Pharm Ofeimun Dianne, chairperson, fundraising committee, YPG Lagos and Pharm. Ayobami Olabode, member, YPG Ogun state.
The first ever recipient of this award, Pharm Adeluola Adeoluwa Ayodeji could not hide his excitement. He applauded the effort of YPG-NG south-west in promoting academic excellence.