The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has announced that it is now offering two programmes in micro-insurance.
The University is offering a one year Advanced Certificate in Microinsurance (ACEMI) and a Certificate of Proficiency in Microinsurance (COPMI), becoming the first university in Zimbabwe to offer such courses.
“The ACEMI is a one-year course intended to equip students with practical ideas, techniques and skills needed for the successful development and delivery of valuable microinsurance products and services.
“The COPMI is a 3 months course designed to provide a broad based understanding of micro-insurance,” NUST said in a statement calling for students to enroll in the two programes.
The introduction of the new micro-insurance courses comes at a time the insurance regulator Ipec (Insurance and Pensions Commission recently published a microinsurance framework to guide the operation of microinsurance firms in the country amidst the proliferation of microinsurance products in the market.
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NUST also offers a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Risk Management and Insurance and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Actuarial Science. The university also offers a post graduate course in risk and insurance, the Master of Science Degree in Risk Management and Insurance.