Law Union & Rock launches internship for schools
LAW Union & Rock Insurance Plc has launched an internship programme aimed at promoting insurance education among students in Nigeria.
Speaking to reporters during the closing ceremony of the first batch of interns from Jextoban Secondary School, Lagos, the Managing Director of the company, Jide Orimolade, said the company was at the forefront of taking insurance to the grassroots.
He regretted that “most Nigerians are still unaware of the numerous benefits they could derive from taking insurance policies”.
He explained that it was amazing that “despite the fact that some of the insurance policies were cheap, most people still do not have any form of insurance protection against the various risks they face every day”.
He appealed to the students to encourage their parents and relatives who do not have insurance policies to do so.
Also, speaking at the ceremony, the Chief Technical Officer of the Company, Olasupo Falana, encouraged other schools to participate in the programme saying “it was a very good platform for students to have practical knowledge of the operations of insurance companies”.
In response, a Senior Tutor in the School, Oluwafemi Omoyajowo, thanked the company for the opportunity given to the students to participate in the programme and expressed the hope that the company will continue with this laudable initiative.
Also present at the event were Ms. Taiwo Oyelude, the Chief Marketing Officer, Ms. Adeoluwatomi Oni, Head, Human Capital Management, Mr. Stanley Chikwendu, Company Secretary and Mr. Idongesit Mbat, Head, Strategic & Corporate Communications.
The four students, Oluwaseun Oladejo, Nkechi Ijezie, Toyosi Idowu and Abisola Adeyemi who participated in the programme from Jextoban Secondary School served in different departments of the company. The internship programme is designed to last between one to six weeks depending on the category and the academic calendar of the participating schools.
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