MetLife Bangladesh provides scholarships to 10 university students aspiring to become professional actuaries in a bid to equip country’s insurance sector with more professional actuaries.
This is the only private sector scholarship programme for actuaries in Bangladesh that comprehensively focuses on facilitating the professional growth of actuaries through awareness, financial support for studying and taking exams, and mentorship from certified actuaries, said a press release.The scholarship is open to university students studying in various disciplines and the recipients are selected based on thorough assessments.
The scholarship recipient students from this year are from Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and University of Dhaka; Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET); Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) and North South University (NSU).
After receiving the scholarship, students start taking professional actuarial courses alongside continuing their university studies.
Actuaries play a vital role in managing various risks of an insurance company and facilitating growth and enhancement of insurance sector. There are attractive career opportunities of actuary profession in Bangladesh.
An official inaugural session was recently held to welcome 10 scholarship recipient students.
Dr. M Mosharrof Hossain, Chairman of Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA), Bangladesh, Ala Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Bangladesh along with MetLife’s actuaries and senior leaders attended the inaugural session.