The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) will be expanding its examinations to countries in West, East and Central Africa sub-regions including Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, among others, the new President of the institute, Lady Isioma Chukwuma, said.
She stated this during her investiture as the 47th President of the institute in Lagos recently, assuring that this expansion will be pursued with vigor in order to extend the frontiers of CIIN professional examinations. Lady Chukwuma succeeds Bola Temowo.
The CIIN boss added that the institute will also reinforce the success recorded with regards to the existing offshore examination centres in Banjul, The Gambia and Kigali, Rwanda.
Lady Chukwuma, who is the 5th female President of the institute, is to focus on “Consolidating the Gains of the Industry for National Economic Growth” as the theme of her presidency.
In order to situate the CIIN on the global stage, she said efforts will be made to enhance the institute’s certificate for global acceptability, especially by up-scaling the collaboration with the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK).
Similarly, she promised to ensure that all necessary approvals are obtained so that holders of CIIN certificate are recognised by the Head of Service of the Federation and appropriately placed in the Civil Service structure.
After having distributed the institute’s sponsored Insurance Textbook for Senior Secondary Schools in recently, she said the proposed launching of the book at the national level will also be pursued to its logical conclusion.
Besides, she said the CIIN will renew training for insurance teachers in the country, focusing on States within the South-South, South-East and North-Central geo-political zones of the country.
She further assured that urgent steps would be taken to conclude the review of the CIIN examinations syllabus with a view to commencing its implementation, stressing that the syllabus review exercise has provided the opportunity to widen the scope of the institute’s examinations to include Insurance Broking and Loss Adjusting.
The CIIN boss also promised to promote insurance awareness in the country by increasing the visibility of insurance in national consciousness.
Source : Independent