First Bank of Nigeria Ltd, Nigeria’s largest financial Institution has been designated as sales points for the e-registration forms of candidates for the November/December 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The e-registration materials which will be available from Monday May 5 through Friday July 4 2014, can be obtained over the counter at all FirstBank branches across the country, at a cost of N11,440.00. Also, a late registration window period between Monday July 7 through Friday August 1 2014 will be available but at an additional charge of N21, 400.00 as stipulated by WAEC. Candidates are expected to collect an e-Receipt containing the registration PIN, the registration kit and the result checker scratch card after the payment of the fees.
According to FirstBank’s spokesperson, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, FirstBank has been a major player in youth empowerment and development and welcomes this partnership as yet another platform for promoting excellence in the development of education in our country.
Ani-Mumuney said the Bank had since been providing adequate support across its social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) to ensure that prospective candidates for the WASSC (Private Candidates’) Examination receive up-to-date information on the sales of the e-registration materials.
“Our network of over 750 branches nationwide offers prospective candidates the opportunity to acquire the e-registration materials at locations close to them. The WAEC examination is widely regarded as the first step towards ensuring a solid academic foundation and the Bank is delighted to share this moment with the potential leaders of tomorrow,” she added.
First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 8 million customers, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, Banque International de Credit (B.I.C) in the Republic of Congo, International Commercial Bank (ICB) in Ghana, Gambia, Guinea and Sierra-Leone as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.
Since its establishment in 1894, the Bank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.
FirstBank has taken effective measures to mitigate risks associated with financial transactions in all ramifications. The Bank is the first institution in Nigeria to achieve globally acclaimed certifications in ISO27001 Information Security Management Systems, ISO38500 IT Governance and ISO22301 Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems. These are additional proofs that FirstBank customers can absolutely trust transactions on all its platforms.
FirstBank is the recipient of many awards. The Bank has been named “The Best Bank Brand in Nigeria” three times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group, and for two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013, the “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards. Other recent awards include the “Best Bank in Nigeria” in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence, “Best Bank in West Africa” and “Most Innovative Bank in Africa” in the African Banker Awards, “Best Bank in Nigeria” in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards for the fourth time, “Best Foreign Exchange Services in Africa” in the EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards, “Best Banking Group in Nigeria” by World Finance Banking Awards, “Best Financial Reporting Company” by Africa Investor, “The Bank of the Year in Nigeria” by The Banker Magazine, “Best Company in Infrastructure” in the Social Enterprise Reports and Awards (SERAs), “Most Innovative Africa Investor SRI 50 Company” in theAfrica Investor Index Series Awards, as well as “The Best Company to Work for in Nigeria” and the “Most Innovative Human Resource Structure in Nigeria” by the Great Place to Work Award.