In response to COVID-19, the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana, which promotes the study of banking and regulates the banking profession’s practice in the country, has unveiled a suite of virtual programmes to continue training banking professionals.
The virtual programmes take the form of online classes for all student members who are currently numbering over 10,000; commercial training programmes tailored to meet specific needs in the industry; open lectures for Continuing Professional Development; and remote, virtual, and interactive sessions.
The institute’s Business Development and Corporate Affairs Manager, Patrick Baah Abankwa, explained that the institute uses media channels such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom Cloud, Google Meet and Skype to conduct these virtual training and learning.
The institute’s President, Patricia Sappor noted that over the years, CIB has offered top-notch training programmes on ethics and operational efficiencies needed for the smooth running of the finance and banking space while training professionals who are making a significant impact on the banking industry.
“COVID-19 has restricted face-to-face and in-person interactions, which used to be the bedrock of training and human capital development. The Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana, however, believe distance is not a barrier to learning. To this effect, we have developed a state-of-the-art e-learning studio to provide training and learning opportunities via virtual and remote means,” she said.
She therefore urged industry players to take this opportunity to empower their human capital towards profitability and professionalism.