Eligibility for registration as pharmacist / pre-registration trainee-pharmacist
(Reference to press communique issued by the Pharmacy Council in November 2017)
The public is hereby informed that: –
1. The Pharmacy Council Act 2015 was proclaimed on the 1st November 2017.
2. The responsibility for the registration of pharmacists and of pre-registration trainee-pharmacists,
hitherto held by the Pharmacy Board, will fall under the responsibility of the Pharmacy Council as from the above date.
3. As from the 1st November 2017, any person (except a person who has embarked on studies for a “degree, diploma or an equivalent qualification in the field of pharmacy” prior to 1st November 2017) who applies for registration as a pharmacist, or pre-registration trainee, after having completed a “degree, diploma or an equivalent qualification in the field of pharmacy”, should produce a certificate, or a certified copy of a certificate, stating that he has passed at one sitting any 3 subjects at Advanced (‘A’) level (or its equivalent), with a minimum of 21 points, based on the following scale:-
|A Level Grade||A Level Points|
4. Any person possessing other qualifications such as the French Baccalaureate, the International
Baccalaureate, etc. should provide to the Council, at the time of seeking registration, an equivalent scale from the Ministry responsible for the subject of Education.
5. Any person, who wishes to be registered in Mauritius either as a pharmacist or as a pre-registration
trainee after completion of his studies, is advised that at the time of enrolment for studies leading to any of the above awards, he should possess the minimum points specified at paragraph (3) above, unless
he enrolled for his studies leading to a “degree, diploma or an equivalent qualification in the field of pharmacy” prior to 1st November 2017.
6. Students wishing to embark on pharmacy studies in Mauritius or abroad, and their parents, as well as institutions that facilitate the admission of students to foreign universities, are strongly advised to contact the registrar of the Council at the above-mentioned address for further information before admission to pharmacy studies are finalized.
7. It is highlighted that the new rules will not be applicable to those students who have already enrolled
for studies leading to the award of a “degree, diploma or an equivalent qualification in the field of
pharmacy” before 1st November 2017.