The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) have mapped out key areas of collaboration between the two institutions to develop the capacities of students and other personnel of the university. This was revealed on Thursday, 3rd September 2020, during an online webinar comprising members of the CIMP and SUN.
While speaking to an audience comprised of the top management of the university, i.e. the Vice-Chancellor - Professor Sudhakar Kota, the Head of Corporate Affairs – Engr. Bashir Garba and the Human Resource Manager – Mr. Oluwaseun Rotimi, the CEO of CIPM, Ms. Busola Alofe expressed delight in the steps Skyline University is taking towards developing the capacities of her stakeholders, particularly in the field of human capital. “Every business is about people and so we need people manager in all sectors so that non HR professionals can become members of our institute” she stated.
She identified key areas of potential collaboration with Skyline University Nigeria, such as Special academic programmes, opportunities for people with disabilities, development of the north in partnership with the state, different areas of interest for membership development such as HR clubs, All sorts of events, Guest lectures etc, SUN as Physical Study centres, online assessment centres, annual essay competitions, library collaboration, Journals and research through the CIPM HR conference, curriculum integration, support for continuous learning and short courses.
Earlier in his opening remark, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Sudhakar Kota expressed hope that the initiative will bring a lot of development to the students’ community and the CIPM. “We have tied up with Cisco, Microsoft, ACCA, CTH, ICAN in Nigeria and now with the CIMP. Our goal is to offer our students with various opportunities to lunch them into the community as job creators rather than job seekers”, the VC stated.
Other members of the CIPM team present at the meeting include Mr. Nasiru Burji Salisu – Chairman, Kano State Branch, Mr. Adeyemi Ajayi – Director, Strategy, Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations (SASR), Mrs. Titi Ashiru – Director, Learning & Consultancy (L&C), Mr. Gbenga Totoyi – Director, Membership & Market Development (MMD), Mr. Gbenga Odetunde – Team Lead, Research, Standards & Knowledge (RSK), Mrs. Nkiru Ikwuegbuenyi – Team Lead, Certification, Examinations & Licensing (CEL), Mr. Hassan Turaki – North-west Zonal Officer and Funmi Onasanya – Stakeholder Relations