IBP asked to adopt modern training techniques


Deputy Governor, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Muhammad Kamran Shehzad has stressed upon the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan (IBP) to shift from conventional training programmes to modern training techniques. Similarly, new and emerging concepts should be included in the curricula in general and in customised training programmes, in particular, so that the institute is able to do complete justice to the prime objective of its mandate i.e. the training of bankers, he said while addressing the 60th Annual General Meeting of the IBP at its premises in Karachi today. He said that the strategic alliances with other institutes will surely do a world of good for the professional refinement of the immensely important asset of the industry i.e. people and of course, for the image building of IBP.
“It is heartening to know that IBP has received accreditation from Chartered Banker UK for its banking qualification and has conducted different workshops in collaboration with the IFC”, he added. He offered the following suggestions for enhancing the existing role of the IBP: Offer new online certification programmes for all the professionals who struggle to take time out owing to their pressing engagements. Conduct a “Banking Conference” preferably once a year or at most once every two years covering contemporary as well as emerging banking developments and issues. IBP needs to look for joining hands with other academic bodies especially those which offer banking programmes for arranging Banking get-togethers or guest speakers’ Sessions for graduating candidates who intend to become bankers in the future. As IBP aims to provide a strong technical training platform for on-going personal growth and a reliable yardstick for assessing the quality and depth of knowledge and skills acquired, it should also offer new dimensions of “Soft Skills” for bankers