In line with the national efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure the health and safety of students, the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has announced moving to full virtual delivery for the next semester of the academic year 2020-2021, which is scheduled to commence on 20th September 2020.
The BIBF Director, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh assured that the health and safety of the BIBF community remains the first priority. “This decision comes in line with the BIBF’s strategy in dealing with risks in order to ensure continuity of the learning process, and I am confident that our dedicated faculty will deliver a seamless learning experience for students in the coming semester, especially after the successful activation of virtual classrooms in a record period, which in turn witnessed great interaction by students and trainees.
Dr. Al Shaikh also noted that the registration process is still ongoing for students interested to enroll for the undergraduate programmes offered by the BIBF in collaboration with prestigious British universities.
The BIBF’s Head of Academics Centre, Dr. Raja Bucheeri, clarified that the process of submitting applications for the academic year will be fully online until further notice, and will be through filling out the application form available on the BIBF website (www.bibf.com/academics).
As the world goes through this period of uncertainty, the BIBF’s International Foundation Programme provides the opportunity for Grade 12 students to complete their studies in the Kingdom or abroad – In addition to allowing students returning from abroad and wish to complete their academic journey locally, to transfer their credits and continue their studies at the BIBF and still get an International Degree.
Through its partnerships with leading universities in the UK, the BIBF offers a range of undergraduate programmes aimed at students considering careers in Banking, Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics and other related fields, such as the Bachelor’s Programme from Bangor University in Wales, which allows students to specialise in Banking and Finan, Banking and Finance with Diploma in Islamic Finance, and Accounting and Finance. Furthermore, the BIBF offers the prestigious University of London Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management, with academic direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), one of the constituent Colleges of the University.
“All undergraduate programmes offered at the BIBF are fully recognised by the Higher Education Council of Bahrain, and lead to qualifications made by highly-ranked British universities. By that, students can obtain an internationally-recognised British degree whilst studying locally in Bahrain.” Dr. Al Shaikh stated.
He also added, “The BIBF has introduced these university programmes 20 years ago, taking great pride in our graduates that occupy leadership positions in the labour market today, and we are pleased to offer exceptional academic programmes in Bahrain in collaboration with world-class universities.”
Dr. Raja advised students to follow the BIBF social media channels for latest updates on the academic programmes.