THE Economics Students Association of Nigeria has expressed confidence on the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) dynamic courses in finance, securities and investment, designed to empower youths.
Besides, the students, who recently held a conference, hosted by the Economics Department of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, expressed optimism that they would ultimately make careers in the capital market.
Speaking at the recent conference which focused on career talk, the Staff Adviser, Economics Department, OAU Chapter, Dr Oluwole Aiyegbusi explained that the economics students have been exposed to the opportunities and challenges that abound in the capital market by virtue of their academic background.
Aiyegbusi announced that economics departments all over the country were already working out modalities by which economics students can benefit from the array of courses introduced by the CIS to assist the youths in order to make career in the finance and securities market.
He noted that economics students all over the county would be encouraged to become professionals through investment related courses.
The Registrar and Chief Executive, CIS, Adedeji Ajadi congratulated the students on their appreciation of the importance of finance and securities market and their willingness to take advantage of windows of opportunities created by the Institute to empower the youths.
Ajadi who was accompanied by the Head, Marketing, CIS, Olumide Coker explained that the Council of the Institute approved the Diploma in Securities and Investment to enable the youths develop a strong foundation that can launch them into career path in the securities market.
According to him, members of the Institute are leaders across all sectors of the economy worldwide. Ajadi noted that the Professional Diploma in Securities and Investment were introduced to attract the youths into the financial markets.
He advised the students to explore numerous opportunities that abound in the financial markets and take advantage of the CIS as a platform to become self-actualised.
Ajadi who sensitized the students, prominent individuals, corporate bodies and other professional Institutes explained that all classes of professionals were available in the financial market, hence, the Institute considers this by creating diverse professional courses that would address the needs of individuals.
Ajadi noted that securities and investment profession gives diverse employment opportunities for CIS members to explore around the world while members also have the opportunity to set up their own business in line with the profession.
He said that CIS as a member of Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) allows global mobility and opportunities for members of CIS to practice in over 37 countries all over the world.
He enjoined the undergraduate students to take up the opportunity of writing the CIS Diploma in Securities and Investment while in School so as to have an edge during job search.