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Liberia: Bankers Urged to Uphold Ethics & Integrity

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Graduates of the Banking Institute of Liberia (BIL) have been urged to uphold high standards of integrity and ethics, and to play a vital role in the economic growth and prosperity of Liberian society.

Addressing the BIL graduation exercises that took place over the weekend, the acting Chief Executive Officer of International Bank Liberia Limited, Ms. Jacqueline Williams N’Tow, encouraged the graduates to keep sight of the values and principles that have guided them through their banking career path.

Outlining integrity, honesty, customer service, and commitment to excellence as key policies that will set them apart in the banking industry, Ms. N’Tow underscored that these policies demand nothing but the best output from the graduates.

“The work that you have chosen to pursue is not just a job but a career duty to serve others, to uphold the high standards of integrity and ethics and play a vital role in the economic growth and prosperity of society,” she urged. “Always remember the importance of integrity, professionalism, customer service, and continue to learn. Let this graduation not be your end to learning.”

On Friday, July 5, 2024, BIL held two graduation closing exercises at the University of Liberia Capitol Hill campus, with a total of 132 graduates, comprising 63 males and 69 females.

The students came from several commercial banking institutions, including the Central Bank, ECOBANK, Global Bank/Bloom, Guaranty Trust, International Bank, Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), Sapelle International, Access Bank Liberia, Afriland First Bank, and the United Bank for Africa (UBA).

The candidates completed twelve short-term bank-related competency-based courses in areas such as system and control, banking operations, regulatory framework and compliance, credit analysis, internal audit, and financial reporting and analysis, among others.

BIL Director-General, Asst. Prof. Richard S. Panton, emphasized the importance of the institution, stating that it was established to build and enhance the capacity of entry, junior, senior, and executive-level staff in the banking and financial sectors, and to provide research and consulting services to the industry.

The graduation ceremony underscores the commitment of the Liberian banking sector to strengthening the skills and knowledge of its workforce, ensuring that the industry continues to operate with the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and customer service.


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