CIPM to align curriculum with tertiary institutions
As part of its commitment to increase the numbers of professionals and to reduce the rate of unemployment in Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria CIPM has promised to align its curriculum with that of tertiary institutions in the country.
Speaking during an advocacy tour to Yaba College of Technology, the Registrar/CEO of CIPM, Sunday Adeyemi said the motive is to catch the professionals young.
“We have found out that people go to school but they are not employable, because they don’t have marketable skills, we have also decided to match town with gown, as you are doing your academic pursuit, you are at the same time doing your professional pursuit”, he said.
He said being a CIPM member; it would be easier to get employed than just an ordinary graduate of business administration. Being a professional gives you an edge above others.
“We are trying to bring the students to the notice that even while they are students, they could do their professional exams on the side and by the time they finish, they are coming out as professionals.
“Already, we have been to some universities and we have signed an MOU with them. We have aligned their curriculum with CIPM Curriculum, such that as their students are graduating, they are going as professionals. Also we have reached final discussions levels with Bowen University, and many other universities are buying into the strategy of aligning curriculum and making their students both academically and professionally certified at the same time”, he added.