The President and Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Prof. Segun Ajibola has commended the Management of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo for promoting quality education and positive developments in the Institution.
Ajibola gave the commendation during a courtesy visit to the management of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo.
He praised the Management of RUGIPO for the physical development that has taken place in the Institution in the last two years.
He opined that for the existing linkage agreement with Higher Tertiary Institutions to effectively work, there is the need to review the pact in the interest of the career of the students in order to sufficiently equip them to be professional bankers.
Prof. Ajibola however frowned at the low membership of CIBN among students of the Polytechnic with statistics showing only 10% of the Banking and Finance student population as registered members in 2016/2017 academic session.
He reiterated that the only way to sufficiently equip the students was for them to become active members of the Institute in order to have access to all its facilities.
The Chairman also revealed that Council of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has approved the linkage agreement which used to be for department of Banking and Finance in universities and polytechnics, to include four more departments namely: Accountancy, Business Administration & Management, Marketing and Economics.
He remarked that his council would make the linkage agreement work in RUGIPO and motivate the students in BFN on professional ethics.
Responding, the Rector, Engr. Idowu Boniface Ologunagba (JP), represented by the Chairman, Committee of Deans, Engr. Olumuyiwa Ajayi thanked the CIBN team for the visit and assured them that the existing relationship between the Polytechnic and the Institute would be sustained, strengthened and expanded.
He appealed for more support from the Institute for the department of Banking and Finance.