- Prof Oloyede*
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria(CIBN) has made a case that the Diploma issued by it should be listed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as qualification for Direct Entry for candidates who wish to purse degree in Banking and Finance.
The request was made on Tuesday when the Institute paid a courtesy visit on JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-Haq Oloyede, according to the latest edition of JAMBulletin made available to The State Online on Sunday by Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Spokesperson.
The President and Chairman of the Council of CIBN, Dr Uche Olowu, who led the delegation of members of the Institute commended Professor Oloyede for the transformation going on at JAMB.
He said he was particularly impressed with the introduction of the use of technology in the conduct of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) and the rewarding effects it has in tackling some of the hydra-headed problems such as registration infractions and examination malpractice.
According to him, “Never in the history of the Board have we seen this level of effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery as it is now. We are proud of these initiatives and the value reorientation.”
Dr Olowu informed Professor Oloyede that “ CIBN is committed to equipping its members with the requisite knowledge and skills that would give them an edge in a dynamic and goal-driven banking industry whose competitiveness echoes the necessity of unparalleled professionalism and high ethical standards.”
Responding, the JAMB Registrar thanked the delegation for the visit and the encomiums showed on him, stating that the Board as the gateway to tertiary institutions would continue to deliver on its mandate with integrity to the nation.
On the request that the Diploma issued by CIBN be accepted as Direct Entry requirement, Professor Oloyede advised the Institute to forward a proposal to the National Council of Education, the highest policy making body on education.