THE Centre for Insurance and Financial Management Studies (CIFMS) will end the dearth of human capital in the insurance industry through quality programes and certification course for its students in the college.
Rector of the college, Dr (Mrs) Yeside Abiodun Oyetayo, said during the maiden graduation of the centre in Ogun State where 14 students out of the 19 that commenced the programme graduated.
She explained that the students had an intensive programme taking 20 technical courses in-depth within nine months.
She said they are undertaking this challenge of ending the dearth of human resources through their full-time Diploma in Insurance Programme and also the Certificate Courses in Risk Management, Pensions and Annuity and Islamic Finance and Takaful which are weekend part-time and distance learning programmes.
She added that the CIFMS is an institution set to change the face of insurance in Nigeria through human capital development and innovative research, stating that the Centre is partnering with various international organisation in different classes of insurance.
“The Centre recognises that there is a dearth of human resources in the Nigerian insurance industry and it is determined to alleviate these challenges as much as possible with your support.
“We are undertaking this challenge through our full-time Diploma in Insurance programme and also the Certificate Courses in Risk Management, Pensions and Annuity and Islamic Finance and Takaful which are weekend only part-time and distance learning programmes.
“Furthermore, we conduct induction training for new recruits in the insurance industry twice a year i.e. March and July. This is a three-week intensive programme offered at our campus here. The Centre is also collaborating with universities in Nigeria offering degree courses in insurance on our Foundation programme geared towards increasing the enrolment levels in insurance courses.”
She appealed to all within the industry and the society at large to support the centre. She urge them to avail themselves of a copy of the centre’s 2016 training calendar and show support by nominating candidates on our various training programmes.
“The commencement of this programme was like a dream come true. We had sent invitations to various companies and even placed advertisement all to no avail. It seemed that the Diploma programme was not going to take off. Our first student Olajumoke Saidi had paid her fees in full since September and we couldn’t proceed with the programme with only one student.
Source: Guardian News