CIBN unveils new syllabus, inducts graduates

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 The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria says it has released a new syllabus.

The President, CIBN, Mr Bayo Olugbemi, disclosed this during the institute’s graduates’ Induction and Prize Awards Day which held virtually on Saturday.

He said, “It might interest you to know that in order to ensure that the institute remains at the forefront of driving relevant capabilities in the financial services sector and continue to churn out professional bankers with the required skills, the institute recently reviewed and released a new syllabus that is robust, contemporary and covers emerging relevant issues within and outside the banking and finance industry.

“The syllabus, which was developed in collaboration with one of the big consulting firms, PwC, has received commendation from stakeholders globally because of its rich depth and coverage of topical issues.”

During the event, he said a total of 899 candidates on the flagship ACIB programme, 41 candidates on Chartered Banker MBA programme, 22 candidates on MSc/ACIB programme and 902 candidates on Microfinance Certification Programme were inducted.

He noted that apart from Nigeria, there were other inductees from The Gambia, Ghana, Rwanda and Sierra-Leone.

He said COVID-19 had accelerated the pace of digital revolution, which had become imperative for the country to rethink its approach to the digital economy.

Recognising the important role banking and finance industry played in the growth and development of the economy, he said the institute decided to examine topic ‘Digital economy: The role of professional bankers,’ at the event.