The Nobel International Business School (NiBS) has graduated 11 with Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Nigeria.
The students awarded Doctorate in Business Administration by Academic Dean, Swiss Business School (SBS), Dr Bert Wolfs, who participated virtually.
The NiBS, which has its headquarters in Ghana, is in affiliation with SBS in Zurich, Switzerland, and other institutions in different countries, to equip students and researchers with qualitative teaching, training professionals who will help in solving industrial problems towards enhancing national growth.
While congratulating the graduating students, Wolfs advised them to publish their works towards promoting life-long learning and knowledge sharing for the advancement of business and good corporate governance.
He further urged them to remain humble, saying possessing a doctorate will not make them successful, but will open them to different opportunities.
Founder and Executive Dean of NiBS, Prof. Kwaku Atuahene-Gima, praised the graduating class for setting the pace as first cohort of SBS/NiBS doctoral programme in Nigeria. This programme has been running in Ghana since 2016 and has graduated a number of doctors from several African countries.
He also charged the graduating students to share their knowledge, saying that is the only way their impacts and certificates would be felt.
Delivering his goodwill message, Programme Director for PhD at NiBS, Dr Johnson Okeniyi, spoke on the uniqueness of programmes offered at the school.
He noted that NiBS came about as a result of the outcry in Africa over the lack of taking result-oriented decisions.
Okeniyi said NiBS graduates are certified researchers who can perform better in any field they find themselves as a result of different research projects they have handled during the course of their programme.
He charged them to put what they have learnt into action by carrying out tasks that are target-based, result and research-oriented.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Dr Ocholi Etu, who was the class president, lamented the lack of data and empirical research in many organisations to take business decisions and solve industrial problems.
Another graduating student, Dr Omotayo Awodiya, said he would use the new knowledge gained to better the country.
The rest of the graduating class are Dr Charles Fashola, Dr Ademola Agboola, Dr Blessing Ayemhere, Dr Bimbo Osuchukwu, Dr Olalekan Fawumi, Dr Omotayo Adediran, Dr Felix Ndinemenu, Dr Adebayo Azeez and Dr Ndubusi Oti. They are all top executives in different organisations across different industries in the Nigerian economy.
Source – The Guardian