Following the effect of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) on every aspect of the economy, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) during the week announced that it has rescheduled its April diet examinations, which was to take place from April 7 – 9, 2020. CIBN said the examinations would now hold along with the October diet examinations.
Nelson Olagundoye, Head Corporate Communication and External Relations, in a statement said the examination was rescheduled to ensure the safety of the students and other stakeholders that would participate in it.
He said the decision to reschedule till October 2020, was in line with the uncertainty surrounding the full relaxation of the measures imposed by the Federal and State Governments to curb the spread of the novel Corona Virus pandemic.
“The Institute regrets the inconvenience caused to the candidates who had registered for the April 2020 Examinations and spent time preparing,” Olagundoye said in the statement.
It would be recalled that the Institute on March 21, 2020, indefinitely postponed the examinations as a result of the pandemic which forced the Federal and State Governments to introduce stringent measures such as social/physical distancing protocol, limitation of gatherings to a maximum of 20 people and total lockdown of economic and social activities.
By its latest decision, the Institute’s examinations will hold only once this year at a date tentatively fixed for October 6-8, 2020. The institute encouraged all the students intending to write the examinations are encouraged to register on the institute’s website.