Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Pharmacy has been accredited by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). The inspection that took place between the 28-29 August 2017 was attended by PCN Chair Mohammed N. A. Elijah and Council Education and Internship Department Chair Dr. Idoko Anthony Sule.
Giving priority to their visit to the EMU Faculty of Pharmacy, the committee came together with Faculty Dean (a.) Assoc. Prof. Dr. H. Ozan Gülcan and Vice Dean Asst. Prof. Dr. Aybike Yektaoğlu.Within the framework of the two-day inspection and evaluation, Faculty Dean and academic staff members provided the visiting group with information regarding the activities and education quality of the faculty, laboratories, accommodation and catering services provided for students, institutional structure, university and state support, sustainable quality and financial structure as well as the international status of the faculty.
During the inspection, the committee also came together with EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and Vice Rectors Prof. Dr.Cem Tanova and Prof. Dr. M. Yaşar Özden receiving information about accreditations and the emphasis placed on quality. Also present at the meeting that took place at the Rector’s Office were EMU Rector’s Coordinator Asst. Prof. Dr. Arif Akkeleş, Faculty of Pharmacy Dean (a.) Assoc. Prof. Dr. H. Ozan Gülcan, Vice Dean Asst. Prof. Dr. Aybike Yektaoğlu, former dean and academic staff member of the Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Mustafa Fethi Şahin and Director of the Personnel Affairs Department Özlem Avcı.
Following their contacts, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria held a meeting at the EMU Rector’s Office where, Chair Mohammed N. A. Elijah provided information about the report they prepared based on their observations and added that as the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, they grant accreditation to EMU Faculty of Pharmacy. Elijah also provided information about the Council. Meanwhile, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Osam noted that they are proud and honored by the Faculty of Pharmacy’s important achievement. Prof. Dr. Osam stated that Nigerian graduates of the EMU Faculty of Pharmacy can start carrying out their professions immediately after completing the terms of their country. In his speech, Prof. Dr. Osam also emphasized that EMU is a university that invests in quality.