CIS woos OAU students on capacity building initiatives
AS part of its on-going enlightenment campaign on the benefits of its Professional Diploma Programme in Securities and Investment to the youths, the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has wooed students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, to enrol for the programme.
The intensive enlightenment campaign, under the aegis of the OAU chapter of the Nigerian Universities Accounting Students Association attracted presentations from seasoned professionals focused on the integration of the youths into the financial market.
Addressing the students, the institute’s Head of Membership, Edikan Ekong explained that the Capital Market had always served as a bridge between technological advancement, youth empowerment and economic development.
Ekong who represented the institute’s Registrar and Chief Executive, Adedeji Ajadi noted that the Nigerian Capital Market has consistently kept pace with the global technological developments.
According to him, the CIS has been outstanding in harnessing technological innovations to connect with, and empower Nigerian youths by securing their future career wise.
Ekong announced that the CIS had elevated its examinations to another level by being the first professional Institute to conduct a whole diet of professional examinations, using Computer Based Testing (CBT).
He explained that the institute had just introduced another innovation by way of video lectures, adding that students in the hinterland communities or those who do not have access to standard tuition centre can learn conveniently by watching the world-class tutorials on video.
The CIS representative stated that the future of Nigeria depends substantially on the quality of empowerment resources available to its youths.
Ekong cited the United Nation’s forecast, which classified Nigeria as the third most populated country in the world by 2050 with a population of around 400 million.
The forecast indicated that the youths would be one of the major considerations in determining economic policy and social standards by that time.
He explained that by deliberate policy, the CIS believes that Nigerian youths should be equipped with the right knowledge and skills that would empower them to be relevant players in the global financial market.
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