The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers is soliciting the approval of Lagos State Government to promote sustainable insurance engagement in the state’ secondary schools and change the narrative of students avoidance of the subject.
The Council hoping for change, took this step when its delegation visited the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. The Deputy President of the Council, Mr. Babatunde Oguntade said the slow pace of acceptance of insurance as a subject in the curriculum of secondary school by students was a concern and urged the State Ministry of Education to change the narrative positively
Oguntade who is also the Chairman of the Research and Development Committee of the Council said that noxious beliefs about insurance, gives wrong signals about the profession and this he said was not so reiterating that other professionals have retraced their steps back to insurance and this has ultimately provided basis for its rich professional content and practice.
He therefore, applauded the Lagos State Government for supporting the Council efforts judging by the state government robust curriculum for insurance education that would stimulate the interest of secondary school students.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo rued the poor acceptance of insurance generally in the society despite the huge potentials of the profession and, urged brokers to raise the level of insurance awareness to change the narrative for both the students and the general public.
Adefisayo advised the NCRIB to integrate the state’ comprehensive school project that emphasises hands-on training for students of the peculiar schools to make them self-reliant as against obsession for certificate.