KEK Insurance Brokers Ltd. hosted a group of Twenty-three (23) Insurance Students from the University of Ghana Business School on Friday 22nd December 2023 at their head office. The students who are members of the Insurance Student Association of University of Ghana were on an educational tour with the aim of having an overview of insurance industry and career path they have chosen and to better understand the insurance broking business.
The team was received and warmly welcomed by the MD Mr. Shiabu Ali and were giving a physical tour of KEK Business premises. As part of the program, the team had the opportunity to be lectured by our seasoned unit heads on the day-to-day operations and the various functions of units with the focus on underwriting and insurance policy management. The students were also guided on making the right career choices with practical real-world experience.
The tour and accompanying teaching, enlightenment, and instruction by KEK Brokers illustrates a keyway forward towards properly linking up corporate Ghana with the teeming number of graduates being produced in Ghana each year. The conventional wisdom is that part of Ghana’s inordinate graduate unemployment problem arises from the wide gap between academic study, even of processional courses such as insurance, and the practicalities of the professional jobs they are required to do upon joining a corporation.
At the recent tour of KEK Brokers by insurance students, there were taken step by step through the task that insurance brokers carry out, how they are done, by whom and from where. This should serve as a model for other corporations who want new university graduates entering their manpower base that already know what is to be expected of them as professionals, and just need to add on the job experience to their capacities.
KEK Insurance Brokers has assured that it will collaborate with the Executives of the student association to have more of such engagements in the future. KEK as part of its corporate social responsibilities will give opportunities to the students to have their industrial attachments, internship, national service, and possible future employment opportunities.
The students’ executives expressed their appreciation to management and staff of KEK for hosting them and having such an educative program.
Most of KEK Broker’s top management staff are from the University of Ghana, including the company’s current Managing Director.
KEK Brokers is the biggest insurance brokerage in Ghana with an industry market share of 15.4%.