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ICSAN, varsity seal pact to deepen learning standards

By By Gloria Nwafor
12 May 2022   |   2:59 am
The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) and Lead City University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen the standards of learning and dissemination of corporate governance.

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The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) and Lead City University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen the standards of learning and dissemination of corporate governance.

 
Vice Chancellor, Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo state, Prof. Kabiru Adeyemo, at the unveiling of the new syllabus launched by ICSAN, said the partnership and the launch would further improve the attitude and orientation of members in upholding ethics of corporate governance and administration towards greater value, professional ideals and practices.
 
The don said the rapid advancement in information technology, artificial intelligence, and its disruptive nature made it imperative to improve the skills of members.
 
This, he said, led the institute to tailor its curricular to further meet the changes of the marketplace and the profession as a whole, given the importance of curriculum development in education. He urged the members to uphold the tenets of transparency, accountability and integrity in the leadership of the institute.
 
The President and Chairman of Governing Council, ICSAN, Taiwo Owokalade, said the upgrade was imperative to accommodate advancement in technology and its disruptions in global operating systems.
 
He said the institute deemed it necessary to make members the pacesetters by reviewing its curricula to give them the requisite knowledge and skills for the tasks ahead.
 
On the institute’s new certificate, ICSAN boss maintained that it was redesigned to spot out counterfeit. According to him, the improved one, with security emblem, carries the picture of the bearer, which provides more information at a glance than the regular one.
 
“The system has changed. We have to ensure that we position our members rightly as events unfold. The challenges in the environment triggered us to think of a quality certificate, one which has what it takes to be a modern certificate,” he said.
 
The Chairman, Education Committee of ICSAN, Oluwole Adewunmi, said the institute partnered the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom, for the preparation of their members to acquire requisite knowledge and skills.
 
Adewunmi noted that the previous syllabus, which was locally prepared, catered to local peculiarities with minimum international standards, stressing that the new syllabus review was done significantly to accommodate the huge changes in the global operating environment.
 
“We upgraded the institute’s four core subject areas – From corporate governance to corporate governance (private and public), and from just corporate administration to corporate administration and risk management.
 
“The third and fourth are from financial management to financial management and strategy, and from corporate secretary-ship to corporate secretary-ship and board dynamics respectively,” he added.