Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, has emerged the winner of 2018 Ethics Challenge of the CFA Society Nigeria.
The University of Lagos and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka came second and third, respectively.
Speaking during the Gala Night and 2018 Charter Award Dinner of the CFA Society Nigeria where the winner of the competition that involved 15 universities was announced, President of the society, Banji Fehintola, commended the sponsor for supporting the contest and for its unwavering commitment in ensuring entrenchment of ethics in the finance and investment sectors.
Fehintola said: “Ethics is important. It is the cornerstone of our industry. We wanted to pass this message on three years ago. So we started running the ethics challenge for university students. We started with two; had seven last year and 15 universities this year. The competition ran in Lagos and Abuja.
The Faculty Adviser of the OAU Presentation Team, Lawal Quadri, expressed happiness for winning the contest.
He said, “We feel very excited, mainly because we were here last year but came second. We had to put additional effort in order not to let our school down”.
The three universities had earlier emerged as finalists at the national finals of the CFA Ethics Challenge held in Lagos.
Four universities initially qualified from a regional preliminary held in Lagos while two had emerged from the Abuja elimination round.
While the University of Lagos, Babcock University, University of Benin and Obafemi Awolowo University qualified from the preliminary round in Lagos, UNN and the University of Ilorin emerged from the first round in Abuja. The six universities contested in the national final.
Bowen University, Covenant University, Ekiti State University, Mountain Top University, University of Calabar, University of Ibadan, University of Abuja, University of Maiduguri, and Madonna University were the other participants in the event
Members of the team from the winning university will get scholarships for the CFA Level One examination.