Enugu State College of Health Technology Oji-River (Escohtech) is an educational institution that is founded to train students who aspire to have a career in health services and health education.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Department


The Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) is the statutory agency of the Federal Government tasked with regulating pharmaceutical education and production throughout the Federation. This is due to the fact that the Federal Republic of Nigeria's 1999 constitution includes only legislation pertaining to pharmacy and related topics. 

The Council has been regulating the training of pharmacists in nine (9) of the country's universities as well as the practice of pharmacy in the four (four) main technical areas since precisely 2001:
(i) Industrial (manufacturing) pharmacy; (ii) Hospital (administrative) pharmacy; (iii) general (community) pharmacy; (iv) academic pharmacy However, in 2001, PCN began training and registering pharmacy technicians. With the introduction of a new scheme of service for pharmacy technicians and a new syllabus for the three-year pharmacy technician training in Nigeria's Schools of Hygiene / Technology in 1990, the training was halted in the state.

According to the Law Scope training, pharmacy technicians are the intermediate cadre in pharmacy practice. In every pharmacy practice area, they are expected to work closely with licensed and registered pharmacists. Due to the shortage or absence of pharmacists at the level of health care in most states of the Federation, the pharmacy/technician cadre is especially important in local government health facilities.
(I) Dispensary Specialist: (ii) Dispensary Assistant: 1959-1974 (iii) Pharmacy Assistant, 1975-1978: (iv) Pharmacy Technician, 1979-81: (v) Pharmacy Technician from 1983 to 1990: 2001-2004 The school was granted accreditation by the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria in April 2001 to begin the program. September 2001 marked the date of the entrance exam, and January 2002 marked the beginning of academic work for the Pharmacy Technician class of 2002 and 2004. In August 2002, the program's full accreditation was granted to the school. Successful trainees would receive a Pharmacy Technician Certificate from the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) upon completion of the course.

a. To instruct a competent individual in the fundamentals of handling straightforward medicines for use at the grassroots level under the direction of a registered pharmacist.

b. To train competent individuals to the point where they can assist registered pharmacists in general (community) pharmacies, clinical services, academic settings, and manufacturing (industrial) pharmacies.

Requirements for Admission: Five credit passes in English and Lang., Mathematics, biology, physical science, and chemistry in no more than two sessions at the GCE, SSCE, WAEC, or NECO levels.
Duration: Six semesters, three years

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