PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

NATIONAL INNOVATION DIPLOMA IN BANKING OPERATIONS

GOAL
The Goal of this programme is to produce diplomates who have the basic theoretical and practical competences to perform entry level tasks in a Bank.
OBJECTIVES
At the end of this programme, the student should be able to perform the following tasks in a Bank:
1. Domestic operations
2. Customer service
3. Credit & Marketing
4. Foreign operations

MINIMUM ENTRY QUALIFICATION
The general entry requirements for the National Innovation Diploma (NID) programme are:
a) Minimum Credit passes in five subjects obtained at maximum of two sittings in:

  • the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate examinations;
  • the National Examinations Council examinations; and
  • the General Certificate of Education (“O” Level); or
  • any such equivalents to above.

b) The credit passes should compulsorily include English Language and Mathematics, and any three of the following: economics, commerce, principles of accounts, business methods, literature-in-English, government, history, geography, statistics, agricultural science and biology. 

PROGRAMME DURATION
The NID programme in Banking Operations is structured to run for three semesters of classroom and practical works, and one semester of supervised industrial work experience scheme (SIWES) with relevant financial institutions such as Commercial Banks, Micro-finance institutions, Bureau-de-change, Stock-broking firms, and so on.

EVALUATION
For the purpose of awarding the National Innovation Diploma in Banking Operations, the students’ work shall be evaluated on the basis of Practical work, Examinations and Tests assessed per subject and SIWES, per semester, as follows:
SIWES is programmed to take place during the third semester of the 4-semester programme. However, the institution shall be at liberty to split the period of attachment into two between the second and fourth semesters.

The weighting of each of the components of subjects and SIWES shall be as follows:

General Studies10% (minimum)
Foundation Studies 15% (minimum)
Industrial Attachment (SIWES) 25% (minimum)
Professional (Core) Studies 50% (maximum)
100%