The Chartered Financial Institute CFA in association with British Council in Nigeria have begun the delivery of the CFA exams in Nigeria. The exam which is the first in Nigeria was held on 23 June 2018 at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos with over 800 candidates.
The CFA Institute is one of the leading professional bodies for the global investment management industry and it awards the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential which is held by over 150,000 professionals around the world. In Nigeria alone, there are over 2,000 Chartered Financial Analysts who got their certifications from neighboring countries.
Speaking on the feat, Lucy Pearson, Country Director, British Council Nigeria said “Through our exams business, we provide educational, professional and life-changing opportunities through globally recognised qualifications. These will enable people work, study, build career prospects and promote personal development. We make a positive impact on people’s lives and communities, delivering over 103,000 exams in the last year. Our partnership with a global exams partner like the CFA enables us to achieve these huge ambitions. The British Council currently administers CFA exams in about 40 countries globally and in Sub- Saharan Africa there are centres in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Zimbabwe and of course now in Nigeria.”
The British Council has long-standing expertise delivering high-quality exams in over 90 countries worldwide with highly trained and experienced personnel who meet British Council and exam board standards, work with qualified examiners and provide carefully selected venues, well-equipped facilities.
The British Council also offers reliable and secure invigilation services across all her offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. And administers exams on behalf of professional boards, universities and colleges globally. These services offer students the opportunity to take supervised exams, tests and other assessments from professional institutions in the UK and Europe, Canada, Australia, Africa and the rest of the world. With experienced and trained invigilators across Nigeria, adherence to exam test day policies and integrity is maintained.
About the British Council
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We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.