In a bid to provide support for Customers aspiring to study abroad, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) in partnership with MOD Education Limited, organised 2-day training on ‘International English Language Testing System’ (IELTS) in Lagos.
The training was aimed at helping candidates seeking globally recognised and approved language skills.
The skill is required to pursue and fulfill academic aspirations in tertiary institutions abroad, and some schools in Nigeria.
Olu Akanmu, Executive Director, Retail Banking, FCMB, while responding to media inquiries, made it known that the bank was deliberate in packaging the programme and commended government’s efforts towards accelerating development in various spheres.
He, however, underscored the need to prioritize education as a sector that deserves a very critical and urgent rescue.
“The education programme which FCMB has partnered MOD to execute is focused on young people and persons who aspire to study abroad or at some high-quality institutions of international standard in Nigeria.
“This begins with the proper and standard acquisition of spoken, written and listening language skills to aid the process of admission and to provide ease in learning. The exercise is part of FCMB’s commitment towards the Nation’s social and economic development through quality education.
“Immediate beneficiaries are children of FCMB’s customers and the Bank’s young customers who aspire to pursue their studies abroad or in any indigenous Higher Institution of international standard,” Akanmu stated.
According to findings by schoolworld, the training sessions hosted over thirteen thousand registered candidates who were in attendance, with thousands outside Lagos who live-streamed to participate in the training.
Dele Owolowo of the International Development Programme (IDP) in Australia, Education enthusiast and a skilled academic trainer, gave out solutions to various aspects of the examinations that candidates had issues with.
Shola Akinyemi, who was one of the participants at the 2-day training, commended FCMB and MOD Education Limited for the rear opportunity.
“To be sincere, I have always wondered if I would ever get the opportunity to attend any form of class or training before attempting the IELTS examinations based on my tight schedule, but FCMB handed this opportunity to me completely free of charge,” Akinyemi stated.