Technical Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science NTA Level 5

Technical Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences NTA Level 5

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The minimum entry qualification to the candidate shall be Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with a minimum of “D” passes in four subjects; Biology and Chemistry being compulsory.

Or Equivalent entry qualifications

Pharmaceutical dispenser (holder of NTA L4 certificate) with at least two years of working experience who has passed selection examination recognized by NACTE


The NTA Level 5 programme has a total of 40 weeks of study divided in two semesters. Twenty two (22) weeks are set aside for theoretical training and eighteen (18) weeks are designated for pharmacy practice. This level is meant to provide basic pharmaceutical sciences knowledge, skills and appropriate attitudes to students. All modules are fundamental and are intended to build students’ knowledge and skills necessary for acquiring competences appropriate for modern practice of pharmacy; instil motivation for life-long learning and good foundation for progress studies in pharmacy profession.


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