Welcome to Faculty of Pharmacy

About Faculty of Pharmacy

The philosophy of the Pharmacy programme is to produce well-educated graduates and trained professionals for a wide range of scientific, professional and managerial functions, which best serve the needs of the community with sufficient adaptability to meet the demands of a changing health care delivery system. Students will be provided with the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical and biomedical knowledge to problems of drug therapy related to patient care. Students will become aware of the use of medicines in order to encourage the concept of pharmaceutical care within the health care delivery system. The ultimate objective is to produce graduate practitioners with knowledge, skills and motivation to contribute meaningfully to proper patient care, public health, teaching research and local drug production. The programme, which is based on an internationally competitive curriculum, will be able to increase the necessary knowledge and manpower that is required to achieve excellence in pharmacy education and mitigate the deplorable drug situation in the country on the long term.

The Dean

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Aims and Objectives

The overall aim of the pharmacy programme is to produce competent pharmacy professional to:

  • Keep watch over the use of drugs so as to prevent their misuse and minimise harmful effects,
  • provide professional information on drugs at various levels of health care delivery and
  • create, organize and perpetuate pharmaceutical knowledge in the country

Knowledge Objectives

(concepts, principles, association, problem-solving)

  • To offer students the opportunity to study the pharmaceutical sciences in-depthh and at the same time become aware of the implications of the pharmacy profession and its relationship with other disciplines;
  • To instil in students a sense of appreciation of the pharmacy profession and involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and study;
  • To provide students with broad and balanced foundation in all areas of pharmaceutical knowledge;
  • To provide students with pharmaceutical knowledge and professional skills to identify and solve drug (both human and veterinary) and drug-related problems;
  • To instil in students the sense of self discipline and the dynamic value of the profession, which makes life-long learning a necessity;

Current Dean and Heads of Departments

Staff Strength

Students Population

Department Number of Student
Pharmacology and Toxicology -
Pharmacognosy -
Pharmaceutical Chemistry -
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology -
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration -

Postgraduate Progammes


  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration

Research and Innovation

The Faculty of Pharmacy’s research focus is to identify plants with potentials to treat cancer, diabetes mellitus and HIV/AIDS. The Laboratory acts as an interface between the traditional herbalist and chemical/biology and addresses multiple aspects of drug discovery processes ranging from assay development, identification and structure determination of bioactive constituents

Several herbal preparations obtained from herbalists were screened for anti-cancer and anti-diabetic activities and many were found to have various activities. Work is on going for the identification and isolation of the active ingredients from these plants.

The Faculty also carrys out research in the areas of:

  • The use of genetically engineered fruit fly Drosophila melanogasta in the screening of herbal preparations used in the management of neurodegenerative diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson and Alzheimer’s and diseases
  • The screening of toxicological properties of herbal preparations used in the ethnomedicinal practices of the Chad Basin
  • The study pharmaceutical care, pharmacotherapeutic, pharmacokinetic and drug monitoring of geriatric patient with cardiovascular, endocrine and renal diseases.
  • The development of pharmaceutical extracts from natural sources and formulation of pharmacologically active herbal preparation.

Staff List