Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) in a bid to assert her status as the University with the most developed students for the workplace environment, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) to certify her students in Management Systems as well as other personnel of the university. This was revealed on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, during an online webinar comprising members of the CIMP and SUN.
The CEO of CIPM, Ms. Busola Alofe, while speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, expressed delight over the partnership. She said that the CIPM will leverage its institutional capabilities, capacity and networks through its collaboration with SUN to offer SUN’s Academic & Administrative Staff, Students and other Stakeholders routes to professional Membership of the CIPM, Creating visibility of SUN’s academic and short-term learning offerings to CIPM Stakeholders for enrolment and/or participation, partnering on Curriculum Integration.
She added that students as well as other beneficiaries stood to enjoy the privilege of becoming members of the certified Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Trainers and Consultants in the facilitation of quality management certification at different levels. Thereby, enabling SUN students the opportunity to pursue dual certification as well as collaborating on research efforts, covering areas of mutual interest, particularly focused on bridging the gap between theoretical principles as taught in institutions of learning and the practical realities of execution, in business; and on knowledge management activities.
In his remark, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Sudhakar Kota stated that the University, in living up to its core values, continued to sign such agreements and partnerships to build the capacity of her students, faculty and staff. He added that the MoU with CIPM will mark the beginning of a new marriage in the history of SUN & CIPM that will help in developing the right manpower for the growth and development of Nigeria. “This MoU will be a landmark for institutions in the history of HR relations in the country”.
Also present at the virtual signing ceremony were Mr. Abubakar Sadeeq Ismail, the Special Representative of the Pro-Chancellor Mr. Nitin Anand; Mr. Firoj Kumar Rauta, the University Registrar; Ms. Sarada Maganti, the Director of Academic Support Planning; Engr. Bashir Garba, the Head of Corporate Affairs Department, amongst others.