Train Nigerian graduates before they turn bankers, NUC tells banks

Julius Okojie, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission

The Executive Secretary of the NUC said training would help improve the sector.


The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Julius Okojie, has called on banking institutions to adequately train graduates before engaging them.

He disclosed this, Wednesday, at the opening of the Conference on Education in Banking and Finance which held at the office of the National Universities Commission.

Mr. Okojie asked management of banking institutions to consider adequate capacity building for graduates; stating that such trainings would benefit employees even if they quit working in the banking sector.

The President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN, Debola Osibogun, said the institute would help improve on the quality of education at all levels.

She added that various programmes are provided for graduates so that they could become members of the Institute.

“We are to ensure that the quality of what the tertiary institution, University and Colleges of Education produce, meet the demands of the Financial Industry,

“We also have some linkage programmes with the polytechnics and universities. Linkage in such a way that once they graduate they can come in to do some papers for professional exams and then become associates for the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, which is the highest professional qualification any banker can have,” she said.

Ms. Osibogun further stated that there will be total turn around for workers in the banking sector especially in the area of training and man power development.

The conference on Education in Banking and Finance aims at developing the necessary financial tools that will enable the individual occupy managerial positions in government and private sector establishments such as Commercial and Merchant Banks, Insurance Companies, Finance
and Investment Companies, Brokerage firms, Commerce and Industry, as well as succeed in self-employment.

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