Two Nigerian undergraduate students have clinched the CISI Educational Trust Awards

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Two Nigerian undergraduate students have clinched the CISI Educational Trust Awards, becoming the only winners from the African continent.

The winners, Oluchi Ajieh from the University of Lagos, emerged the overall winner in Africa while Favour Dibia of Covenant University, Ogun State was the runner up.

The CISI Educational Trust Awards were enlarged this year to include universities from other countries, and the Awards yearly recognize achievement among undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Dr. John Osuoha, CISI Country Representative, announced the winners and explained that the CISI Educational Trust Global Awards were created to encourage young people to develop an interest in the global financial market and aspire to acquire certifications that would enhance their skills and competencies as future leaders in the securities and investment profession globally.

“Today, we awarded two students who participated in our Educational Trust Global Awards competition. This is the first time that students in Nigeria are participating. Ajieh received 2000 British Pound Sterlings while Dibia was rewarded with Five Hundred Pound Sterling.

“We have engagements with private and public universities. We have courses for undergraduates from the 100 level to the final year on integrity, competence and preparation for leadership and a greater role in the future. This is in the spirit of catching them young,” Osuoha said.

According to Osuoha, the University of Lagos and Covenant University both employed verifiable methods to vet the individuals who represented their respective universities.

He added that this resulted in both kids finishing as Africa’s overall best and runner-up, respectively.