CIIN Promotes Insurance Education in Secondary Schools

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By Adedapo Adesanya

The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has announced plans to promote insurance education in the country through an essay competition to be organised for students of secondary schools across the country.

This was disclosed in an interview with Inspenonline by the president of CIIN, Mr Muftau Oyegunle.

He noted that the initiative would enable the institute to educate the younger generation on the need and importance of insurance in the county.

He noted that, “We are also thinking of a quiz competition where we would be giving prizes to secondary school students. These are areas we can move people in the right direction, we can impart the environment further and at the same time, we are making people understand what insurance is all about.”

Mr Oyegunle also said the institute has taken steps to boost research in the insurance sector, adding that the College of Insurance and Financial Management (CIFM) has been mandated to focus more on research which will help the growth of the sector.

“When we had our retreat early this year, we gave the Rector of the college a directive that mandated the institute to research in order to find out the technical needs of the industry,” he said.

Speaking on the report from the research, the CIIN helmsman noted that the report would be released soon.

In his words, “We are working on that. We know research is part of our mandate and we are taking it very seriously.

“By the grace of God, before the end of my tenure, at least, we must release our published research to the industry.”

CIIN is the premier professional body in Nigeria. It caters for the membership and professional needs of Insurance practitioners by providing them with the platform for continuous development.

Membership of CIIN is open and mandatory to everyone who practises insurance in any firm. Whether the practitioner is just starting out in his career in insurance or is an experienced and qualified professional.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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