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ADVANCE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND FRAUD INVESTIGATION PROGRAMME\ IICFIP CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME
Niger Delta University (NDU), Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria in collaboration with Uniworld Professional Training Academy (UPTA), USA and endorsed by the renowned International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP), USA is offering the "Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation" programme.

The programme is designed to deliver to the students the 21st century requisite knowledge and analytical skills that will enable them manage contemporary problems and challenges related to fraud or white-collar crimes, corruption, non-compliance with statutory provisions and ethical irregularities in corporate organisations and public institutions.

 

With this collaborative effort, Niger Delta University (NDU) has joined the global community in the promotion of professional efficiency and excellence in forensic investigations aimed at combating white-collar crimes and corporate corruption.

 

PROGRAMME DURATION: The programme is of nine (9) months duration made up of three (3) Semesters each starting from March to November every year.

LECTURES: Classes will take place on Saturdays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm in the State-of-the- Arts air-conditioned Lecture Rooms and ICT Laboratories of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of Niger Delta University. The usual classroom teachings and interactive sessions will be supported by webcasts. Our lecturers are mostly scholar practitioners drawn from diverse backgrounds, and specially selected from the University and UPTA, USA.

CERTIFICATION: The programme is a three-fold, which encompass professional certification, professional validation and occupational enhancement certification programme. Students in the programme are expected to complete 30 Credit units of courses to graduate from the programme. On completion of the programme, students will be awarded the following professional qualifications by their respective institutions:
1. Advance Professional Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Certificate by Niger Delta University.
2. Certificate of Professional Proficiency by UPTA, USA.
3. Certified Forensic Investigation Professional Certificate by IICFIP, USA.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The following persons are eligible to apply for this programme: People with diverse backgrounds working in corporate bodies and public institutions as well as undergraduate students with any academic or professional certificate(s) obtained from recognised educational institutions and professional bodies.

 




 

 

Applicants are required to download and fill the Application Form. A non-refundable Application fee of Seven thousand naira (#7,000) only is payable to the following Niger Delta University account:

 

Name of Bank: Diamond Bank Plc.

Name of Account: NDU-DIR OF CONSULT ENTREP RSRSCH AND DEV

Account Number: 0016405995.


Instruction: Completed Application Form and the Bank Payment Receipt or Teller should be scaned and forwarded to the following email addresses:

 

micky.berezi@ndu.edu.ng

fafiregistration2017@unitedcrmc.com


TUTION FEES: The Tuition fee for the programme is #100,000 per semester of three months or #300,000 for nine (9) months duration of the programme.

 

 

Dr. Mannixs E. Paul, Ph.D, MPA, ACFE, FCFIP, FNAMA, FCIML (USA)

Dr. Paul is the Chief Technical Director\Facilitator of the NDU Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation\IICFIP Certification Proogramme. Dr. Paul is a Scholar Practitioner, a holder of Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management with a concentration in General Business in the United States of America. He is also a graduate of honour in Master of Public Administration with specialty in Law and Management, USA, and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies, USA, and a holder of National Diploma in Law, and he is committed to organizational development for quality improvement. He was awarded Academic Excellence in Public Administration, Long Island University, New York, Excellence Award, SEOCS Student Feedback, University of Phoenix, Fellowship Award "FCFIP", International Institution of Forensic Investigations Professional, USA, and Fellowship Award, "FNAMA", The Nigeria Academy of Management and Administration, and Fellowship Award, " FCIML" Chartered Institute of Management & Leadership, USA and a Council Member in CIML, USA.

Dr. Paul first hand professional experience are diverse, and he is the Chief Executive Officer and Continental Director for the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigations Professionals, North America, and a member of the Global Faculty of IICFIP. He is an Associate Professor in the Campus School of Business and Technology, University of Phoenix and the President of Uniworld Corporate Investigations and Security Specialists LLC, USA, Chief Facilitator in Uniworld Professional Training Academy, and Chairman of United Compliance & Risk Management Consult Limited. He is a professional Management Consultant, Certified Facilitator in the higher institution of learning, and Certified Forensic Investigational Professionals that is committed to the promoting of due diligence and implementation of change in organizations. He is the proponent of the Afro Red-Flag Protective Shield, "pragmatic fraud preventive innovation for the continent of Africa. He is an Expert Researcher in Organizational Behavioral Development (OBD), Licensed Private Investigative Practitioner (LPIP), USA , Business Intelligence Analyst, Certified Security Guard Instructor\Trainer (Public Safety), Notary Public (Certified), Certified Forensic Investigations Professional, (CFIP), and Certified Forensic Investigation and Higher Institution of Learning Facilitator.

Dr Paul has over 20 years of work experience in various corporate and public agencies, which include U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, NYS Office of Attorney General - Consumer Fraud Prevention Unit, The City of New York - Fraud and Employee Discipline Investigations, New York Police Department "NYPD" (A\Police Officer), Financial Industry - Insurance, and Risk Management - Consulting Firms. Dr. Paul has also acquired various trainings, including FCPA and Anti- Corruption: A Strategic Approach, Compliance, Risk, Regulation & Investigation, Open Source Intelligence , Executive Protection, Investigative Auditing Techniques & Strategies, Accounting and Audits –Conducting Internal Investigation, and Cyber threats: The Gateway to Fraud, ACFE, USA. Other trainings include Interviewing & Interrogating Techniques - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Security and Investigations Training, Private Investigation Training and Certification, Basic Police Training, and Counter-Terrorism Awareness Training (NYPD), and Basic Peace Officer Training - NYS Division of Municipal Police Training Council. Dr. Paul is an associate member for American Society of Industrial Security, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA.


Dr. Guagha Micky Berezi, PhD, Msc., FCIA,FCPA, FCAI (UK)

Dr. Berezi is the Niger Delta University (NDU) Campus Administrator for the Expedited Executive Programme of the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation, " FAFI" and IICFIP Certification. Dr. Berezi is a scholar practitioner and experienced in training and professional development of people working in academic environment. He attended the University of Bristol, Bristol in United Kingdom and acquired a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a focus on University Governance, and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Management from University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He also attended the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education. He was a beneficiary of Bayelsa State Government Study Fellowship-PhD scheme and was also recipient of its special Research Grant while studying at the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. As a Research student in the University of Bristol, UK, he was awarded the Swiss Society for Research in Education prize for Newer Researchers based on his paper titled "Higher Education Governance: The Role of University Governing Bodies in the UK" presented at the European Conference for Educational Research (ECER) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Berezi is a seasoned and accomplished higher education administrator with over 27 years working experience in the sector. He has worked across three higher education institutions in Nigeria and became the pioneer Registrar of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria between 2010 and 2015.

He is currently the Deputy Registrar (Administration) of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Niger Delta University. Dr. Berezi is proactive and committed to excellence in human capital development and have received several awards. He is a member of various professional bodies which include Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration in Nigeria (FCIA), Fellow, Institute of Certified Public Administrators of England and Wales (FCPA), Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI), Member, Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN), Member, Society for and Research into Higher Education (SRHE), United Kingdom. Others include Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Member, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and Member, Association of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators (ANUPA), Nigeria.


Mr. Daniel Olubumo, MSc. (Computer Science) (USA)

Mr. Olubummo is professional, "Information and Communication Technology Administrator in Niger Delta University, who specializes in computer and digital forensic. He attended Texas Southern University, Houston Texas, USA and obtained a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. Furthermore, Mr. Olubummo also graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. His work experience is diverse and currently, he is a valued member of the Expedited Executive Programme, "EEP" for the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation, " FAFI" and " CFIP" IICFIP Certification, USA as a Facilitator in the Programme. He is dependable and committed to sharing practical knowledge and experience with students in achieving high-tech knowledge in information systems, digital data processes and data analysis.


Ms. Christiana w. Otobotekere, Master of Science in Forensic (UK)

Ms. Christiana Otobotekere is a holder of Master of Science degree in Forensic Science obtained from Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. She possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria. Her work experiences are diverse which include research and development, coaching and training and is currently Professional Training Coordinator in Investus HUB Limited, Yenagoa, Nigeria. She demonstrates persistence and great drive for the promotion of excellence in Forensic Investigation in Niger Delta University. Besides, Christina has acquired excellent knowledge in data analytics, data mining and a broad-based applied conceptual framework and theoretical concepts in forensic relating to criminology and crime. Her work experience includes Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Nigeria as a Scientific Research Officer. Currently, Christiana is a member of the Team of Facilitators in the Expedited Executive Programme of the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA.


Dr. Felix Emeakpore Eboibi, PhD, LLM, LLB,BL, (International Criminal law)

Dr. Felix Emeakpore Eboibi is Scholar-Practitioner and committed to the advancement of law and policy. He is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Criminal Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. Furthermore, Dr. Eboibi also obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) in Company Law from Nsukka, Nigeria and Bachelor of Law (LLB) from University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. He is a validated legal practitioner in Nigeria and graduated from the Nigeria Law School, Abuja, Nigeria with a Bachelor of Law degree. He has acquired first-hand experience in the practice of law and worked in various Offices of law which include Obusom Obusom & Co Legal Practitioners, Asaba, Nigeria and J & E Legal Consults and Practitioners, Asaba, Nigeria. Dr. Eboibi is a member of the team of FAFI Facilitators for the Expedited Executive Programme of the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA. Besides, Dr. Eboibi has acquired various training including a Diploma in Computer Application of the Channel of Blessing Computer Institute, Calabar, Nigeria, Certificate in Cyber Security obtained from the Democratic Governance Institute, Dakar, Senegal and a Certificate in Digital and Mobile Forensics of the Computer Forensic Institute Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria.


Dr. Akekere Jonah, PhD, Msc. - (Economics)

Dr. Akekere Jonah, Scholar-Practitioner and a holder of Doctor of Philosophy degree in Development Economics obtained from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He also has acquired a Master of Science Degree in Economics including a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Port -Harcourt, Nigeria. Dr. Jonah has in-depth knowledge in coaching and training, strong conceptual and analytical skills, statistical analysis, and data presentation. Dr. Jonah is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Niger Delta University, and also an Academic Researcher. He is an Accredited Facilitator for the Strategic Alliance for Academic Research and Continuing Education for Professional Development for the Niger Delta University Expedited Executive Programme: Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA.


Mrs. Ovia Christabel Brakemi, LLM (International Law, UK) - Legal Practitioner

Mrs. Ovia Christabel Brakemi is a Legal Practitioner in private practice. She is a holder of LLM degree in International Law with specialty in International Business Law obtained from Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom. She also attended Nigeria Law School in Abuja, Nigeria and earned a BL (Law) degree. She possesses a LLB (Law) degree from Benson Idahosa University, Benin, Nigeria. She is currently a Legal Practitioner with Bozimor Tekearede and Associates, Yenagoa, Nigeria. She had previously practised with Otache & Co, Abuja, Nigeria and Aduku Chambers, Effurun, Nigeria. Mrs. Brakemi is skilful in the interpretation and enforcement of laws and regulation as well as very knowledgeable in Criminal Justice. She is a member of the FAFI Facilitators Team of the NDU expedited Executive Programme for the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA.


Dr. Elliot Asain Isibiri, PhD, MSC -( Sociology)

Dr Isibiri is a Senior Lecturer in Niger Delta University, a scholar practitioner, a holder of Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial Sociology, Master of Science Degree in Development Sociology and Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. He is committed to social change and very interested in causes of crisis, crime and deviant behavior in societies. Dr. Isibiri is also very proficient in strategizing, analyzing the causes and effects of crisis and adopts theoretical concepts and pragmatic approaches to resolving conflicts in societies in the 21st century. He is fervent in his field of specialization, and he is a great asset for the promotion of Forensic Investigation skills in seeking the wellbeing of humanity, and facilitation of social change. He is endowed with coaching, training, mentoring and teaching skills. He has a very strong conceptual and analytical skills and knowledgeable in various research methods. Dr. Isibiri is a member of the FAFI Facilitators team for the Expedited Executive Programme for the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA.


Dr. Tonye Ogriki, PhD, MBA (Accounting)

Dr. Ogriki is a graduate of the University of Port-Harcourt and a Senior Lecturer in Niger Delta University in the Department of Accounting. Furthermore, he is a holder of a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Accounting and a scholar-practitioner. He also possesses the Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education. Dr. Ogriki is passionate in expanding the frontiers of knowledge in Accounting and had gotten real experience in coaching and training in order to promote excellence in Forensic Accounting and Investigative Accounting techniques. He has excellent conceptual and analytical skills and strong work ethics in the promotion of due diligence in organizations. Dr. Ogiriki is a dedicated Facilitator in the Expedited Executive Programme for the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA.


Dr. Peter Ego Ayunku, PhD, Msc. (Banking & Finance)

Dr. Ayunku is an educator that is committed to excellence in coaching, training, and development of human capital. He is a scholar-practitioner and a researcher and has acquired excellent knowledge in data analysis and forecasting methods in Financial Risk Management. Dr. Ayunku’s educational qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Banking and Finance obtained from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria. Furthermore, Dr. Ayunku is a graduate of the University of Benin, where he obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Banking and Finance. Besides, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has had outstanding teaching experience as a Senior Lecturer in the Niger Delta University in the Department of Banking and Finance. Dr. Ayumku is FAFI Facilitator and he is committed to ensuring the success of participants in the expedited Executive program of the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA.


Dr. Gbalam Eze, PhD, MSC, MBA, LLB (Accounting & Law)

Dr. Eze is a Lecturer in the Department of Accounting in Niger Delta University. He is a life-long scholar-practitioner with various academic achievements. As a result of his commitment to sharing knowledge and experience, he has been a great asset to his discipline. Dr. Eze obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Finance from Abia State University, Nigeria including Master's of Science degree in Accountancy from the same University, and Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt Nigeria. Besides, Dr. Eze has also acquired various educational qualifications and validations, which include LLB (Law) from National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria, and MBA in Project Management Technology from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. Dr. Eze is a professional Chartered Accountant recognized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He specializes in Forensic Accounting and his work experience includes Auditor at Alex Hart & Co (Chartered Accountants). Dr. Eze’s experience and knowledge are very valuable and he is a validated Facilitator for the Expedited Executive Programme, " EEP" of the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA.


Mrs. Tonubari Apere, B.Sc., Advanced Diploma (Singapore) - Information Systems and Software Engineering

Mrs. Apere attended Oxford Brooks University, Singapore and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Software Engineering. She is also a holder International Advance Diploma in Computing obtained from the Informatics Academy, Singapore. She is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science in Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Nigeria. She is very knowledgeable in data analysis and has first-hand experiences as an IBM Database Associate/Professional and Web Publishing with HTML, JavaScript and Java Applets. She has a Certificate of Completion in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Internet. Mrs. Apere specializes in Computer and Digital Forensics. She is a member of the team of Facilitators in the Expedited Executive Programme of the Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA.


Juan Carlos Venegas, Msc (USA), FCFIP, ICPA, CFC, ICFS, IPFM Accountant, Counter Fraud Specialist & Certified Forensic investigation Professional (UK)

Juan Carlos Venegas is a highly experienced accountant, certified forensic investigation professional, counter-fraud specialist, and the founder of Fiscal Accounts, an accountancy firm specialized in accounting, taxation, fraud prevention, detection and investigations, and forensic accounting. He started his own accountancy firm in 2003 after having worked for different businesses with the distribution and retail industry. He advises organizations from different sectors (retail, railway, manufacturing, multimedia, banking, construction) on financial management, budgeting and strategy implementation, fraud prevention and detection and internal control and has assisted business in fraud investigation cases. He is also a consultant for the Global Bankers Institute.
He is a Finance Trainer for different international organizations and he has delivered training in the UK and abroad (Middle East, Malaysia, Kenya, Peru, Turkey, South Africa). Some of the areas of training are: Forensic Auditing Fraud Prevention and Detection, Internal Auditing and Internal Controls, Anti-Money Laundering, Budget Preparation and Cost Control, Financial Management, IFRS, Procurement, Project Finance, Project Management, Banking Risk Management, Cash Management and Treasury.

He has mitigated the businesses exposure to the risk of fraud and helped them to grow in performance and achievement by creating the appropriate strategy on acquisition. Some of his clients have presented growth of 50% - 120% over two years period, after following his advice and recommendations. In 2013 he has become the UK representative of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) and an accredited tuition centre in the UK and Europe. He is also a director of the Internal Control Institute UK and an executive director and the treasurer of the Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists (ICFS) in the UK.

He is the course author of 'How to become an Expert Witness', 'Anti-Money Laundering' and 'Fraud and Corruption', a book on 'VAT for Small Businesses' and a Level 4 Diploma in Personal and Business Tax. He is the accounting tutor for Oxford College and the author of courses in Accounting Economics and Mathematics. He was a guest speaker at the 11th International Congress on Internal Control, Internal Audit, Fraud and Anti-Corruption Issues in Krakow (Poland) on 27-28 September, 2012.

Academic Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree in Law with Taxation, Spain
• Accountancy with the Institute of Financial Accountants, UK
• Master's Degree in Accounting and Taxation, USA
• Continuous Education in the field of Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Auditing, Fraud Prevention and Detection, Fraud Investigations and Assets Recovery, Banking

Professional Membership
• Institute of Certified Practising Accountants, UK
• International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals, USA
• Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, USA
• Chartered Banker Institute, UK
• Project Management Institute, USA
• Institute for Internal Controls, USA
• American College of Forensic Examiners, USA
• Association of Certified Forensic Consultants, USA
• Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists, UK
• National Society of Accountants, USA
• International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, USA
• Institute of Business Appraiser, USA
• Fraud Advisory Panel, FAP, UK
• International Association for Assets Recovery, USA


Dr. K. Rama Subramanian, PhD, MBA (UK), FCA, FISC, CISA, CISM, CISSP, FCFIP, CEH, CHFI, Security+

Director and CEO, Valiant Technologies Group UAE – India – Mauritius
Chairman, Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics, India – a twinning institution of the University of Madras
Global Chair, International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP), Inc., USA
IBM GIO Alumni
Vice Chairman & Trustee, Information Security and Digital Forensics Research Foundation (ISDFRF) Trust, USA
Adjunct Professor, University of Madras, India Adjunct Faculty, University of Dubai, UAE

Academic Qualifications:
BSc (Physics) with Distinction – University of Madras, India
MBA (Technology Management) with Distinction from the University of Lincoln (formerly University of Lincolnshire & Humberside), UK
PhD (multi-disciplinary doctorate in the area of Cyber Crime Management) University of Madras, India


Dr. Nkereuwem Stephen Ekpenyong, PhD, MSc. (Criminology)

Dr. Ekpenyong is a Social Scientist, a holder of a Doctor of Philosophy degree Criminology, including Master of Science Degree in Sociology (Criminology) and Bachelor Science (B.Sc) in Sociology from University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. He is a scholar practitioner that is committed to quality improvement in organizations and has greatly contributed to the body of knowledge worldwide. Dr. Ekpenyong is an expert in analyzing organizational problems and maintained the ability to reengineer more practical approach of problem solving relating to crime and disrupting behavior. Other areas of specialists include Crime and Deviance Behaviour, Criminal Investigation, Risk Analysis and Security Survey, Homeland Security, Terrorism and Counter Terrorism. Furthermore, Dr. Ekpenyong is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology in Niger Delta University, Reviewer for International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, UK, and a Editorial Board member for Franklin Publishing Company, USA. He is an Accredited Facilitator for the Strategic Alliance for Academic Research and Continuing Education for Professional Development for the Niger Delta University Expedited Executive Programme. Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation and IICFIP Certification, USA.




NDU \IICFIP FAFI Programme Requirements and Instructions 2017
PREAMBLE: Niger Delta University (NDU), Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria in collaboration with Uniworld Professional Training Academy (UPTA), USA and endorsed by the renowned International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP), USA is offering the professional "Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation" programme with effect from March 2017.

The programme is designed to deliver to the participants 21st century requisite knowledge and analytical skills that will enable them manage contemporary problems and challenges related to fraud or white-collar crimes, corruption, non-compliance with statutory provisions and ethical irregularities in corporate organisations and public institutions. With this collaborative effort, Niger Delta University (NDU) has joined the global community in the promotion of professional efficiency and excellence in forensic investigations aimed at combating white-collar crimes and corporate corruption.

PROGRAMME DURATION: The programme is of nine (9) months duration made up of three (3) Semesters each starting from March to December every year.
LECTURES: Classes will take place on Saturdays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm in the State-of-the- Arts air-conditioned Lecture Rooms and ICT Laboratories of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of Niger Delta University. The usual classroom teachings and interactive sessions will be supported by webcasts. Our lecturers are mostly scholar practitioners drawn from diverse backgrounds, and specially selected from the University, private sector and UPTA, USA.
CERTIFICATION: The programme is tri-fold, which encompass academic, professional validation and occupational enhancement certification. Participants in the programme are expected to complete 30 Credit units of courses to graduate. On completion of the programme, students will be awarded the following academic and professional qualifications by the respective collaborating institutions and professional bodies:
I. Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Certificate issued by Niger Delta University, Nigeria.
II. Certificate of Professional Proficiency issued by UPTA, USA.
III. Certified Forensic Investigation Professional Certificate issued by IICFIP, USA.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The following persons are eligible to apply for the FAFI programme. People with diverse backgrounds working in corporate bodies and public institutions with any academic or professional certificate(s) obtained from recognised higher education institutions and professional bodies.
COMPLETION OF FAFI APPLICATION: Successful completion of application Form with evidence of payment of Application fee of ₦7,000 made payable to designated Niger Delta University account.
DOCUMENTATION AND POLICIES REQUIREMENT: Students are required to comply with the University and Course Facilitators' policies, rules and regulations for each course in the programme. Students are required to present the originals of all documents supporting their application and admission to the "NDU FAFI CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Niger Delta University" for sighting and also submit two (2) photocopies each of their Academic/Professional certificates, Birth certificates or Statutory Declaration of Age, two (2) passport photographs and ₦7,000 application fee Teller or Receipt obtained from Diamond Bank.
Any unauthentic or falsified credentials and documents will automatically annul the offer of admission to the programme and fees paid will not be refunded.
Be advised that IICFIP Certification is subject to background check of participants and additional forms shall be completed during the first week of the First Semester.
TUITION FEE: The tuition fee for the programme is ₦300,000 for the nine (9) months duration of the programme. In the alternative, Students can also undertake a flexible payment plan of ₦100,000 per Semester of three months. Payments will be made within the first week of the First Semester.
IICFIP MEMBERSHIP FEE: Students in this programme have the privilege of IICFIP Membership for a fee of $75 or Naira equivalent before the end of the First Semester, and shall receive IICFIP Membership Card, and the fee shall be made payable to United Compliance & Risk Management Consult Limited.
CERTIFIED FORENSIC INVESTIGATION PROFESSIONAL "CFIP" CERTIFICATION AND DESIGNATION: Participants of this programme with valid IICFIP Membership ID shall be granted the opportunity of becoming a Certified Forensic Investigation Professional and will use the designation " CFIP" after their names on completion of the required 30 credits units of the FAFI programme, and will be exempted from the IICFIP Certification test or examination. However, a mandatory discounted IICFIP Certification fee of $175.00 or its Naira equivalent will be paid by all students to receive the Award for CFIP Designation. TUITION FEE PAYMENT: All FAFI Tuition Fees including IICFIP Membership and IICFIP Certification Fees should be paid to the designated accounts of United Compliance & Risk Management Consult Limited at ECOBANK with Account Number 0143-002-898. CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Furthermore, students that successfully complete their Capstone Project, which is designed for publication shall be awarded a Certificate of Professional Proficiency, " CPP" by Uniworld Professional Training Academy, " UPTA" USA as an added value for Continuing Education for Professional Development besides NDU Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation.
PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS OF THE PROGRAMME: The underlisted are eligible to apply for the FAFI programme:

Top Business Managers

Bureaucrats

Career Politicians

Auditors/Accountants

Judicial Officers

Anti-corruption Officers

Investigative Journalists

Compliance Officers

Academics

Corporate Governance Officers

Leaders

Business Entrepreneurs

Legal Practitioners

Security Personnel

Investigators

White Collar Crime Investigators

Government Regulatory Agents

Military and Para-Military Personnel

Students in Higher Education Institutions

Risk Officers

Boards of Directors of Public and Private Sector Organisations
Members of Governing Councils of Universities/Polytechnics/Colleges of Education

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