A pharmacy technician is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, working collaboratively with a licensed pharmacist.
They also work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist to process prescriptions, dispense medication, perform pharmacy-related functions, and provide information to customers.
Training, certification, licensing, and actual practice of pharmacy technicians varies not only worldwide but in some countries regionally as well as by employer
Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Pharmacy Technician in Ghana:
- HEALTH ACCESS INSTITUTE – HAATSO, ACCRA.
- ROYAL ANN HEALTH COLLEGE – ATWIMA MANHYIA, KUMASI.
- NARH-BITA COLLEGE – TEMA.
- WA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY – WA.
- KUMASI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY – KUMASI.
- BALDWIN COLLEGE – OSU, ACCRA.
- SUNYANI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY – SUNYANI.
- ADVANCE GLOBAL COLLEGE, TAMALE.
Applications are invited from eligible candidates into the four year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree program. Application forms are normally out and can be accessed on the University website in February every year. Procedures and all other details for application are outlined on the university website when admissions are opened. Admission process is completed by July and successful candidates are normally expected to enroll for the commencement of the academic year in August. The academic year consists of two semesters as follows:
- First semester : August – December
- Second semester: January – May
General admission requirements:
Further to the General Regulations regarding admission into the University of Ghana, admission to the School of Pharmacy for the B.Pharm Degree Programme shall be direct into Level 100.
Ghanaian Senior High School Students
Must meet the following West African Senior Secondary Certificate (WASSCE) results requirements:
i. Passes (grade C6) in three subjects, Core subjects namely, English, Mathematics and Integrated Science, and
ii. Passes (grade C6) in three Elective Subjects, namely Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics.
iii. Additionally, candidates shall be required to pass core Social Studies at least at Grade E.
Acceptable qualifications include International Baccalaureate (IB), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), General Certificate of Education (GCE), the American Grades 12 and 13 examinations. Other external qualifications, which have equivalencies to the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate of Education (WASSCE) and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) may also be accepted.