Ecobank Nigeria Academy has been rated third best in Nigeria by the The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
The bank was awarded for this feat at the 13th Annual Banking And Finance Conference that held in Abuja recently.
Since the accreditation of the academy in August 2019, it has trained thousands of professional bankers in different categories, including Entry Level employees, Graduate and Management Trainees and a cross-section of staff recertification training.
Commenting, Ayotunde Opeoluwa, Manager, Learning and Development, Ecobank Nigeria, said the award was well pared as the academy was only accredited a year ago.
Opeoluwa said that the bank will continue to churn out excellently trained banking professionals at various levels.
“This is good news for us as a bank. It reinforces our people centric strategy to equipping our staff with the right skills and competence in line with global practices.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank our Management for the great support and members of our internal faculty for their dedication toward achieving this milestone. We will continue to seek improvement to maintain industry and global standards.”
While presenting certificate of accreditation to the Ecobank Nigeria Academy last year, CIBN said the recognition was based on the report of its Capacity Building and Certification Committee that the training school has met all the parameters of measurement, stressing that it was a manifestation of the importance the Management of the bank place on capacity building of its workforce.
“As an Institute, we congratulate Ecobank for the accreditation of its Academy. This comes after rigorous accreditation processes by members of our Capacity Building and Certification Committee which showed that Ecobank has complied with and satisfied the provisions and requirements of the Competency framework for the Nigerian Banking Industry as mandated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through CIBN.
“The Academy was found to have scored above the threshold on all the parameters of measurement. We firmly believe this accreditation would not only enable Ecobank comply with the provisions of the Competency Framework but also strengthen the intellectual resources and capabilities available in the bank.”
According to the bank, the initiative of the academy was deliberate to enable it train and equip its workforce is in line with its transformation drive to make the bank the most preferred financial institution in the country.
The academy recently organised virtual graduation ceremony for 53 management trainees and 57 graduate trainees following an intensive training programme.
The trainees have since been absolved into the bank as full-time employees.