19 Nov

Pharmacy Students Crown Beauty Queen

The office of the Vice President of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS) has organised a beauty pageant tagged: “Miss Ultra-Cal-C” as part of events marking the association’s Health Week. The event was held at the Doctors’ House at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).

PANS Vice President Courage Omoregbe said many students showed interest in the pageant, adding: “We were surprised by the massive interest shown by students to participate in the pageant. We had a hard time reducing the number of contestants, using elimination method in preliminary stages.”

PANS president Benjamin Idiakhoa said the pageant added glamour to the week, saying contestants were given a level playing field to showcase their talents. Pharmacy students, he said, are known for integrity, noting that the winner of the pageant must promote upright values for which the profession is known.

The contestants were asked questions relating to a drug named Ultra-Cal-C, which is a combination of calcium and Vitamin C.

Announcing the winners, the judges gave the criteria for selecting winners and encouraged students to be positive-minded. Members of the audience erupted in applause when Valerie Obakpolor, a 200-Level student, was announced the winner of the Miss Ultra-Cal-C.

A member of the judges’ panel, Ehidiamen Olobor, a 500-Level student, said Valerie won because of her intelligence and style of dressing during the pageant. Valerie hailed the organisers, saying the contest would motivate her to fulfil her dreams.

Managing Director Generix Global, Steve Iruedo, who sponsored the event, said the pageant was organised to boost the morale of students, who want to pursue their carrier in drug production and sales.