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African bankers plan inter-country recognition

BY PROVIDENCE OBUH

The Alliance of African Institute of Bankers (AAIOB) is to implement the inter-country recognition in order to allow the certified professional bankers in Nigeria have the opportunity of trading their skills in other countries ofAfrica.

This was made known during an Annual General Meeting of the AAIOB, held in Abuja. In a Communique issued at the end of the AGM, the alliance promised to implement the inter-country recognition and acceptance of qualifications and certificates of member countries to encourage and promote mobility of labour and skills among banks in the continent.

According to the Communique, the alliance would periodically conduct professional examination moderation exercises to strengthen examination policies, regulations, curricula and practices with a view to ensuring that quality standards and improvement in candidates’ performance are maintained and adhered to, at all times.

“A smooth implementation of the Staff exchange programme (SEP) which is aimed at, among other things, to enhance cross fertilization of skills, bonding, mentoring among member Institutes’ personnel would be vigorously pursued.”

Emphasizing on the need to embark on aggressive membership drive to expand the membership scope and as well soliciting for the support of all the Central Banks and other Banking institutions in the continent to enable AAIOB to realise its objectives.

The Communique, further stressed on the need for the AAIOB member institutions to participate actively in the establishment programmes and activities of the Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB) which is expected to be launched at the World Conference of Banking Institutes (WCBI) scheduled to hold in Nairobi, Kenya in June, 2013..


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