Nigeria Stock Exchange launches academy on capital markets

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has unveiled X-Academy, a knowledge-platform designed to provide education services to individuals for better understanding of various aspects of the capital markets.

Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, Chief Executive Officer said,  “X-Academy would help in strengthening financial literacy and enhance investment in the capital market.It will offer a wide range of courses geared towards bridging the knowledge gap of dealing members, issuers, investors and the general public about products and services of the capital market.”

According to Mr. Onyema, X-Academy would provide individuals and businesses with a robust and effective array of training solutions that would ensure participants were abreast with trends in the rapidly evolving financial markets.

“As a socially responsible organisation devoted to enhancing the fortunes of Nigerians and our investors, we are confident that participants of programmes offered by X-Academy will be better positioned to make informed financial decisions”, Onyema said.

“This initiative could not have come at a better time when the market is beginning to recover from the waning investors’ confidence. The Exchange has taken into great consideration the state of the economy as well as income levels to make these programmes affordable to Nigerians. X-Academy would in 2017 offer programmes built around six broad themes, which include: Listings and Trading on the NSE, Products of the NSE, Market Data and Technology, Financial Education, Corporate Governance, and Risk Management and Compliance’ said Ms Pai Gamde , Acting Head, Corporate Services Division of NSE.