Over 700 First Bank of Nigeria Limited branches have been designated as sales points for the e-registration of candidates for the November/December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) as both institutions partner on driving excellence among Nigerian youths.
The e-registration materials can be obtained over the counter at a cost of N9, 350 only till Wednesday, July 31, 2013. From Thursday, August 1 to Saturday, August 10, 2013, the registration materials will still be available at FirstBank, but will attract an additional charge arising from late registration 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 another platform for promoting excellence in educational development in the country.
Ani-Mumuney said the Bank had since designed dedicated points across its social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) 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 700 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 is Nigeria’s leading financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than seven million customers, FirstBank has over 700 branches and five (5) subsidiary companies, providing a comprehensive range of financial services.
The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London, and Banque International de Credit (B.I.C) in the Republic of Congo, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.
FirstBank is the recipient of several recent awards including the “Best Banking Group in Nigeria” by World Finance Banking Awards, “Best Financial Reporting Company” by Africa Investor, “Most Innovative Bank in Africa” by African Banker Awards, “The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards, “The Best Indigenous Place to Work For in Nigeria” and “The Best Financial Services Company to Work For in Nigeria” by the Great Place to Work Awards, and “The Bank of the Year in Nigeria” by The Banker Magazine.
In addition, for two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013, FirstBank has been named “Nigeria’s Number One Banking Brand” by Brand Finance Top 500 Banking Brands.