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Two Nigerian undergraduates clinch CISI Educational Trust Global Awards

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By Ifeyinwa Ezeokoli 

Two Nigerian undergraduate students have clinched the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Educational Trust Awards. 

This year’s CISI Educational Trust Awards were expanded to include universities from overseas, and the awards celebrate excellence among undergraduate and postgraduate students annually.

The winner, Oluchi Ajieh from the University of Lagos, emerged as the overall winner in Africa, while Favour Dibia of Covenant University, Ogun State, was the runner-up.

The two winners were celebrated at the CISI Members Forum, organized by the global body, in Lagos recently.

Announcing the winners, the CISI Country Representative (Nigeria), John Osuoha, explained that the CISI Educational Trust Global Awards were designed by the CISI to encourage young ones to develop an interest in the global financial market and aspire to acquire certifications that would enhance their skills and competencies as future leaders in the securities and investment professionals worldwide.

According to Osuoha, both the University of Lagos and Covenant University used verifiable means to screen the candidates that represented each university.

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He noted that this manifested itself in the top performances of both students as the overall best and runner-up, respectively, in Africa.

“Today, we awarded two students who participated in our Educational Trust Global Awards competition.

This is the first time that students in Nigeria are participating.

Ajieh received 2,000 British Pounds Sterling, while Dibia was rewarded with 500 Pounds Sterling.

“We have engagements with private and public universities. We have courses for undergraduates from 100 level to final year on integrity, competence, and preparation for leadership and a greater role in the future.

“This is in the spirit of catching them young. CISI has gone to have engagements with the University of Lagos, Covenant University, and Mountain Top University, with the hope of setting up a testing center to help the students more,” Osuoha said.

The director of CISI Global Business Development, Kevin Moore, commended Ajieh and Dibia for making Nigeria proud and advised them to strive for even better performance.

Based in the City of London, with origins in the London Stock Exchange, the CISI is a global organization with representative offices in financial centers such as Barcelona, Colombo, Dubai, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Manila, Mumbai, Nairobi, and Qingdao.

With 45,000 members in over 100 countries, the CISI is the professional body that sets examinations and offers qualifications for those working in, or looking to establish a career in, the financial planning, wealth management, and capital markets professions.

 (omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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