Tuesday, July 07,
2020 / 12:30 PM / CIBN / Header Image Credit: Biometric Update
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has commenced plans to adopt Remote eLearning Proctoring for the conduct of its professional banking and certification examinations.
According to a statement released by the Head Corporate Communication and External Relations, Mr. Nelson Olagundoye the new examination mode which will commence in April 2021 is in line with the strategic intent of the Institute to stay ahead of the curve.
The Governing Council, the highest decision-making body of the Institute had given its approval to the initiative that will further position it as a foremost and world class professional body.
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Mr. Olagundoye also said that the move was a response to the Global Pandemic which has significantly disrupted the examinations of professional bodies all over the world. Online proctored exams are also rapidly gaining relevance in the certification and professionalization industry. More professionals are seeking ways to earn professional certification with ease. Institutions in the knowledge space are interested in digital solutions that will enable them to enhance the examination experience for their candidates in line with global best practice.
It would be recalled that professional bodies all over the world had to postpone their examinations from March till date as a result of the total lockdown of economic and social activities occasioned by the pandemic.
It is believed that the new examination mode would allow the Institute to increase the frequency of its examinations and the geographical spread of the candidates.
The Institute has always been a trail blazer as it was the first professional body in Nigeria to fully migrate its examinations to Computer Based Testing (CBT) platform in 2018.