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Skilled Manpower Can Attract Investors to Capital Market - - Adeyemi

June 20, 2014

Local investors can be attracted to the Nigerian capital market when there are adequate skilled manpower in the financial industry, Mr. Tunde Adeyemi, President, DAVIDS Graduate School of Finance, has said.

He said the dearth of skilled manpower in the financial industry has been one of the major reasons why there has been low fund raising in the Nigerian capital market.

He added that there is need for fresh university graduates to get practical knowledge of what is expected of them when seeking employment in the financial sector.

According to him "DAVIDS Graduates School of Finance is here in the country to help train Nigerians in the field of finance and other related discipline to acquire skills that will help them gain employment or be self employed. Even, some workers with past academic qualifications need to be retrained to acquire modern skills that will boost performance of their organisations."

"For the Nigerian economy to grow faster, we need to develop skilled manpower that can drive local investors to invest in the capital market. Foreign investors have taken over our market because of their highly acquired skills and knowledge of investment," he added.

While commenting on the mission of the school in the country, he said "Our mission with this programme is to commence a process of giving opportunity to willing graduates and would -be graduates to develop the skills that will help them in making a great career leap and contributions to the existing crisis -ridden financial market. The programme is centred on provision of leading edge programme for finance analysts, bankers, accountants, actuarial finance & insurance experts and lawyers.

We provide practical tuitions and rigorous training and study that will afford every participant the opportunity to make a meaningful impact his/her next employment decision after leaving school. In fact, overall, we are here to develop skills and bridge the academic, professional and industrial expectation gap, supporting students with skills needed to compete effectively in the industry and stir the entrepreneurial spirit in the chosen field of study; backed up by international certification and professional exposures."

Continuing, he disclosed that the school has visited many universities in Nigeria to partner them so that students who are about to graduate and the graduating ones can seek practical skill from seasoned practitioners who comprise of both local and international experts.

According to him "The curriculum is subdivided into two basic 'modules to be taken in two different period and completed by an internship period of between 2-4 weeks; leading to certificate in the five specialised areas. The training is scheduled to commence from August 11, 2014 at the Backcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State. The tuition fee has been reduced to enable greater number of participants to take advantage of these peculiar courses," he stated.

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Source: AllAfrica

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