The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers has called for sustainable engagement with the Lagos State Government for the promotion of insurance in secondary schools in the state.
The council said this when its delegation visited the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, in Lagos.
A statement said while speaking, the Deputy President of the council, Mr. Babatunde Oguntade, regretted the slow acceptance of insurance as a subject in secondary school curricula.
He noted that the brokers’ body craved the support of the Lagos Ministry of Education to change the narrative positively
Oguntade, who is also the chairman of the Research and Development Committee of the council, said against beliefs about insurance, the profession was one that accommodated diverse people from varied educational backgrounds, which ultimately provided a basis for the richness of the profession
He applauded the Lagos State Government for its enthusiasm to support the move by the council towards fashioning a robust curriculum for insurance education that would stimulate the interest of secondary school students.
Adefisayo regretted the poor acceptance of insurance in general in society despite the huge potential of the profession
She said providers of insurance needed to be more proactive in stimulating the interest of the youth in insurance subjects.
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