By Ngozi Onyeakusi— In a bid to promte teaching and learning of insurance in schools, the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has donated over than 12, 000 copies of insurance textbooks to senior secondary schools and colleges across the country through the various ministries of education and directly to such schools.
Speaking to the Journalists during the unveiling of the books in Lagos, the President/Chairman of Council of the CIIN, Muftau Oyegunle, said that all tertiary institutions offering insurance in Nigeria, Cameroon and The Gambia also received two sets of CIIN course books to support and encourage the student members of the Institute to take their professional examinations.
“We have domesticated all our insurance textbooks but we still maintain a very healthy relationship with the Insurance Institute of London because insurance is a global business.”
On the importance of insurance to the national economy, Oyegunle said: “Insurance helps the economy to grow. It is a business that builds national wealth. A business that helps people to beat poverty. Insurance is in the interest of our future. It is our collective responsibility to take insurance to the level of higher percentage of penetration like what obtains in other countries.”