CIBN grants Skye Bank’s business school full accreditation status
October 24, 2017 | 12:34 am| | | Start Conversation
Skye Business School has been awarded full accreditation to operate as a full-fledged banking/finance, business and continuous human capital training academy by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
The accreditation, which is in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is sequel to the conclusion of a rigorous vetting and accreditation process. CIBN is the body that regulates practice of bankers in Nigeria.
News of the body’s accreditation was contained in a letter signed by Seye Awojobi, Registrar/Chief Executive of the Institute, and addressed to Tokunbo Abiru, Skye Bank’s Group Managing Director/CEO.
The letter also indicated that “the graduates of the Academy prior to the accreditation, will be exempted from nine subjects and examined in’10 subjects in the ACIB Examinations.”
The letter further stated: “an approval has also been granted for all graduates of your Academy prior to Accreditation to benefit from the exemptions as they have acquired on-the-job experience and must have attended several top programs after their graduation.”
Commenting on the milestone, Abiru said: “This is a laudable achievement that challenges Skye Bank’s commitment to continuous learning especially in the area of banking and corporate leadership.
He further noted that the development will further inspire employees of the bank to pursue certification programs that will energise their career aspirations.
The fully residential Skye Business School runs two campuses, on in Ilupeju, Lagos and the other in Eleyele, Ibadan. Both campuses have state-of-the-art facilities and conducive learning environment, and run robust programs including the Skye Graduate Intensive Program (SGIT).
The other programmes include the Onboarding Program for Experienced Hires, Banking Operations Course, Sales, Marketing and Relationship Management Course, and BDM/BSM Leadership Course.
The school also offers the Skye Credit Academy, Executive Education, Specialized Programs (Specific to Job functions) and Open Enrollment Programs (External).
The School, which has an objective to familiarize participants with Skye Bank, give a firm background to the culture and expectations of the Bank from its staff, equip participants with the knowledge,
skills and information needed to deliver excellent service to the Bank’s customers. It provides a conducive environment for knowledge transfer, which positively impacts and improves the service
delivery of participants, and has graduated over 1,294 Graduates from 27 streams of its flagship Skye Business School graduate trainee (SGIT) program since its inception in 2006.
Skye Bank is Nigeria’s leading retail bank with wide-ranging electronic solutions promoting consumer lifestyle and e-commerce experience for its customers.
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