IU to Train Professionals in Financial Markets


Inoorero University in conjunction with the Kenya Association of Stock brokers and Investment Banks(KASIB) has launched a professional course in Financial and Stock Market Trading. This is the first program of its kind to be introduced in the country. The aim is to provide a solid understanding on financial markets with a greater focus on stock trading.

IU’s Vice Chancellor Professor Henry Thairu thanked KASIB for being instrumental and at the same time partnering with the university to educate professionals in the financial markets industry. This collaboration will go a long way in restoring the general public’s confidence in the financial markets and use it as an investment avenue. “We need to provide enough instruments for people to create an investment for their hard earning other than putting all their money in the bank.” Professor Thairu said.

During the launch at the Stanley Hotel on Thursday, December 1, 2011, the KASIB Secretary of the Board Mr. Jeff Odundo said their partnership with IU came in handy due to the institutions well set structures to accommodate the program.

“The credibility and commitment of IU is unmatched and we were encouraged to learn that IU has partnered with several other institutions locally and internationally in offering professional courses,” said Odundo.

Inoorero University’s Chancellor, Honorable F.T Nyammo, said that the university teamed up with professionals to fill the gap that has been in existence in terms of knowledge about capital investment. This training, he added would provide the needed skills to Kenyans and the East Africa in general.

Dr Neils, Dean School of Business at IU said that the close partnering with KASIB has enabled the curriculum being taught to be relevant and will provide the trainees with skills the market needs.

The syllabus will be offered in 18months with the entry level being certificate then the first and second diploma. The first class will commence studies in January 2012 and are expected to graduate in July 2013.