Access Bank Wins CIBN ‘Best Bank Academy’ Award

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By Dipo Olowookere

Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has announced Access Bank Plc’s School of Banking Excellence as the ‘Best Bank Academy’ in 2016.

This was in recognition of the quality of the curriculum of the school and quality of the graduates as well as the consistency in their production of fresh graduates.

A statement issued on Thursday disclosed that the bank’s School of Banking Excellence, which admits fresh graduates through an intensive five-month pre-career course, was the first of such institutions to be accredited by the CIBN in March 2015.

Presenting the award to the Bank at the 10th Annual Banking and Finance Conference 2016, former Registrar of the CIBN, Dr Uju Ogubunka, commended Access Bank for training its workforce and by extension building capacity for the banking and finance industry in Nigeria.

The Access Bank School of Banking Excellence was established in 2002 and was conceptualized to groom the youth, educate them and prepare future leaders for the banking industry.

During the programme students of the School are mentored by high level resource persons both internal and external including the Chairman and Group Chief Executive of the Bank.

Receiving the award, Chief Conduct and Compliance Officer, Access Bank, Mr Pattison Boleigha, said the five months entry level training at the Banking School of Excellence, has acquired an enviable reputation as a learning centre of excellence.

“Our approach to employee development is a mix of different learning methods ranging from self-study, on-the-job training to e-learning programmes. Employees on a continuous basis are exposed to various capacity building programmes both locally and internationally,” he noted.

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