In his keynote speech on the 45th batch of graduates, who’ve efficiently accomplished 1-year examine in Insurance coverage programme, Minister Njie mentioned: “As we replicate on the descriptor- 42nd batch, we will all take satisfaction in the truth that our noble Establishment- the West Africa Insurance coverage Institute (WAII) has been constructing insurance coverage associated capability within the West African sub-region for over forty years. I imagine the Founding Fathers of this lofty thought deserve a spherical of applause.”

 “Along with celebrating our new entrants into the middle-level administration cadre, I wish to reiterate WAII’s unflinching dedication to capability constructing and likewise to the event of a sound skilled insurance coverage follow within the sub-region and past.”

“To this finish, we through the years proceed to evolve, consolidate our positive factors, and delve into different areas of coaching. This quest for steady improvement additionally enhances our flagship program, the One Yr Diploma in Insurance coverage course. In the meantime and thru the procurement and commissioning of an E-Studying Platform -complemented by a web based examination package deal, the Institute is poised to take coaching to an entire new stage within the coming years with a number of on-line choices out there to potential contributors globally.”

The minister furthered that there are plans to roll out a number of market-based and related programs reminiscent of the net Superior Diploma in Organisational Resilience Administration and the net Superior Diploma in Life Assurance Administration amongst others subsequent yr.

He implored member states to proceed to help the Institute by their sturdy participation in these coaching packages along with sponsoring their workers to the annual Diploma in Insurance coverage programme.

“We recorded the bottom college students’ enrolment within the Diploma Program this yr. Simply eighteen (18) college students I need to to emphasise!  Additionally, there are member states whose numbers have continued to dwindle.  Subsequently, I want to take this chance to solicit higher patronage from member states particularly for the incoming 2022 tutorial session.”

 “We’re all very conscious of the financial challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic and WAII like most establishments worldwide has needed to take care of these very difficult instances. The Institute, now greater than ever, is determined by all stakeholders to stay afloat.”

The minister appealed to member states to proceed to fulfilling their monetary obligations to the institute, as, in line with him, it’s the well timed cost of annual subventions that ensures WAII stays afloat.

“To our company and particular person sponsors, I say a really huge ‘thanks’ to you all.  I thanks for the arrogance you proceed to repose in WAII by entrusting your workers and wards into our care yearly.  Collectively, as companions, we will proceed to forge forward in our quest to make sure that our numerous markets preserve sound skilled insurance coverage practices and stay at par with worldwide finest practices.”

To the graduating college students, he mentioned: “you have got endured a most making an attempt yr and studied below very extreme situations. Your pleasure as we speak ought to subsequently know no bounds and is certainly comprehensible.”

“Nonetheless, as you have a good time this milestone, I urge you to do not forget that to whom a lot is given, the identical measure is anticipated. It’s my agency perception that you’ll all go on to justify the massive funding and confidence reposed in you by your employers and/or dad and mom.  Most of you have got been in insurance coverage follow previous to coming right here and the coaching acquired will certainly assist sharpen your skilled acumen.”

“He added that as alumni of WAII, you’ll as we speak be a part of a gaggle that continues to be strategic stakeholders within the insurance coverage panorama. Collectively, we should all be a part of arms in our march in the direction of making the Institute the popular vacation spot in the case of qualitative skilled insurance coverage coaching and capability constructing within the West African sub-region and past. I belief that you’ll arrange yourselves in the direction of this frequent function.”

“I wholeheartedly congratulate you all on reaching this feat and hereby humbly ask all current right here to affix me in providing you with a spherical of applause.”

On behalf of the Governing Council and WAII administration, he thanked all of the member nations for being worthy companions within the improvement of WAII and reassured the help of President Adama Barrow, saying that as a signatory to the WAII Protocol, Gambia stays dedicated to the general success of the Institute.

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