In its quest to develop insurance education in Nigeria, by the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) said no fewer than 3,000 insurance textbooks have been distributed to secondary schools in 10 states through their respective Ministry of Education.
The President, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Lady Isioma Chukwuma, disclosed this at a media parley in Lagos recently that the aim of the project was to increase insurance education and awareness among Nigerian youths.
She listed the benefiting states to include; Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Ondo, Kwara, Rivers, Imo, Osun, Ekiti and Enugu States.
According to her, “the over three thousand copies of the books donated were meant to further enhance the teaching and study of Insurance as a subject in Secondary Schools in Nigeria. We are currently working with some identified states through the Institute’s local chapters to facilitate the donation of the books to such states while the proposed Launching/Presentation of the Book at the National Level will also be pursued to its logical conclusion.”
Speaking on a project of the institute to train insurance teachers on a national level, Lady Chukwuma, who is also the Managing Director of the Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation, stated that Train-the-Trainer programme was designed for the up scaling of Insurance education and to ensure that insurance teachers possess the required skills for imparting the necessary knowledge to the future generation of insurance practitioners.
The programme, she pointed out, was first carried out in Lagos and Ogun States and has since been replicated in other parts of the country.
“We are presently engaging some states we have visited to fashion out modalities to host the programme in such states. I am pleased to inform you that the laudable idea of the Train-the-Trainer programme has been well received and many states have shown enthusiasm in partnering with the Institute and the College in this regard,” she pointed out.
The institute, according to her, has also aided in the study and teaching of Insurance by providing support to institutions across the country through donation of course books, equipping libraries with study materials and equipment and also by imploring insurance professionals to volunteer as teachers and lecturers in institutions so as to cover for the dearth of insurance teachers and lecturers in institutions.