The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has advised the economics students of Wesley University of Technology, Ondo in Ondo State to take advantage of the institute’s Diploma Programme in securities and investment to become employable in the financial market.
According to the institute, the capital market which is the medium and long term end of the financial market provides an array of opportunities for the youths to develop entrepreneurship spirit, adding that students should therefore take advantage of these opportunities.
Head, Education and Training, CIS, Mr. Chukwudi Nga, gave the advice while addressing the students during their Career day at the school campus.
Nga explained that the CIS occupies a critical platform for training of manpower through various levels of professional platforms of which the latest is the newly introduced Diploma in Security and Investment.
He said the new programme has been specifically packaged to create a robust and seamless opportunity for the young and talented youths to make a life-long career in the financial market.
Nga stated further that the Diploma programme has been structured in two levels in order to ensure a sound foundation in finance for the applicants with little or no background in finance related courses.
He advised the students to take advantage of the flexibility and frequency of the Diploma Programme to make careers in the financial market.
” Our Diploma Programme is open to School Certificate Holders and Drgree Holders without finance background. Upon successful completion of the two levels, the candidate is eligible to write the Level 2 of our Final Professional Examination.
” The beauty of our Diploma Programme is that holders of the qualification can use it to gain employment in the financial market as the qualification is acceptable as the minimum standard for capital market operators in Nigeria,” Nga said.
Speaking on the activities in the capital market, Nga explained that the market provides a platform through which individuals can do capital formation while companies and governments at various tiers can mobilize medium and long term funds.
He stated that the cardinal role of the market is to mobilise funds from the surplus economic unit and channel it to the deficit one and that every economy requires a vibrant capital market.