22.09.2021 Social News

Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Training Institute graduates first batch of students

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Training Institute graduates first batch of students
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The Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Training Institute (TPTI) on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, passed out its first batch of students at a colourful graduation ceremony at Dor Events Centre at North Kaneshie, Accra.

The Training Institute which is under the Tobinco Group of Companies owned by Ghanaian business mogul Nana Samuel Amo Tobin I was set-up in 2020 and admitted its first batch of students.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the course that was expected to be completed within six months had to be delayed and finished this year.

Out of 69 students that sat for the final assessment regulated by the Ghana Pharmacy Council after completing a course in Medicine Counter Assistants (MCA), 66 students passed out with excellence.

Now ready for the job market, the Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Training Institute today held a graduation ceremony for the 66 students.


Standing in to deliver a keynote address on behalf of Nana Samuel Amo Tobin I who is the Chancellor of the School, Mr. Albert Kwabena Dwumfour congratulated the graduants for sailing through the storm to successfully finish the course.

“I encourage you to keep searching and learning so that you remain dynamic and well abreast with time.

“I wish you success on your chosen path and I urge you to be God fearing on all you do,” Mr. Albert Kwabena Dwumfour told the graduating students.

He said he is confident graduants are ready for the job market and will pave the way for subsequent batches that will come out from the institution.


Addressing the graduating students as a special guest speaker, the Head of Education, Training and Research Department of the Pharmacy Council, Mrs. Cynthia Yeboah Mintah while congratulating the graduating students wished them well in their future endeavors as they take the next steps in their career.

She charged them to strive to do more and constantly improve in the field of Medicine Counter Assistants (MCA) to move up the ladder.

“I applaud you because I know you have worked really hard to get here. I will like to entreat you not to rest on your laurels but pursue further to teach higher heights,” Mrs. Cynthia Yeboah Mintah said.


Delivering a speech on behalf of the graduating students, Henry Forbah Nyamekeh expressed gratitude to the CEO of the Tobinco Group of Companies and managers of the Institute.

He assured the management of the TPTI that they will work professionally to promote patient safety in the country to make the Institute proud.

Speaking to Modernghana News on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony, the Administrator for Tobinco Pharmaceutical Training Institute Isaac Kwabena Opare Yeboah said the school is delighted its first batch has finished successfully.

He urged Ghanaians looking to pursue a course in Medicine Counter Assistants to look no further than the TPTI.

He said unlike other institutions, the TPTI guarantees employment after graduation and will always link its students directly to industry players during and after school to make job seeking as easy as possible.

Isaac Kwabena Opare Yeboah further confirmed that already, 20 of the students graduating have been employed by the firms in the Tobinco Group of Companies with the others lined up for other opportunities in the industry.


Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo


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