A graduating student from the second batch of KNUST’s Doctor of Pharmacy programme has come out top in an awards programme organized by the National Pharmacy Council of Ghana.
To encourage students to pursue a much dreaded but high-paying job, the Pharmacy Council of Ghana instituted an award scheme as part of their professional qualification examination which gives practicing lincense to students who pursue the Pharmacy course here in Ghana. Mr. Abdullah Husseini, a 6th-year student of KNUST has done himself and KNUST proud as he was crowned the overall Doctor of Pharmacy candidate in Ghana after he sat for the council examination. The awards that saw him bag the ultimate award include; best student in clinical pharmacy practice and best student in laws, policies, and ethics.
In a follow up to congratulate him, hypercitigh’s Kofi Guadzi interviewed the awardee to help bring him into the public limelight for such a milestone record achieved. Mr. Abdullah Husseini opened up about his academic and family background, his inspirations, challenges, and aspirations.
On his educational background, he disclosed that he had his primary school education at Sherrief Islamic Primary School. He then moved on to have his Junior High School education at Elmina M/A Model, both schools in Elmina. He then proceeded to have his SHS education at the prestigious Adisadel College in Cape Coast.
Mr. Abdullah Husseini is the second born out of a family of six. He was born and bred in Elmina Zongo in the Central region of Ghana, but he currently resides in Tamale in the Northern region. Mr. Husseini opened up on his inspiration throughout the six-year journey to becoming a Doctor of Pharmacy. He gave the much-needed praise to his father and guardian, Mr. Michael Anim Ameyaw, who to not much shock, is the Northern regional manager for the Ghana Pharmacy Council. Mr. Abdullah Husseini gave him the due respect as the main driving force behind his pursuit of being a Doctor of Pharmacy.
He also gave credit to Dr. Kontor, a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. He highlighted his indispensable nature to his team and depth of knowledge and experience as a reason he is so inspired by Dr. Kontor.
On the issue of milestone challenges, he has faced throughout his six-year journey, he highlighted having to combine academic work with part-time teaching. He also made mention of doubling as the President of the Ghana Muslim Students Association-KNUST as another arduous task. He concluded by sharing his aspirations for the next chapter of his life.
He opened up about his aspiration to be a specialist pharmacist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and or pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Practice in the next six years. Congratulations to Dr. Abdullah Husseini for being the youngest to achieve such a feat in the National Pharmacy Council Awards and we watch on with keen interest in his career path.
Source: Hypercitigh.com | Prince Guadzi | KNUST – Ghana