Two TASK members have completed the required series of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries examinations, thereby completing the required exams for the class of Fellow. Daniel Ondieki is the Assistant Manager, Risk and Compliance, at the Pioneer Insurance Holdings while Stanley Kamau Wainaina is the Actuarial Pricing Analyst at Britam Holdings.
Both Daniel and Stanley agree the exams were arduous, but the journey proved worthy and possible in the end. “I am very excited and very happy. It has never been an easy journey,” said Stanley. He says it took hardwork, and many hours to complete the CP2 (communications) and ST1 (modeling) papers despite uncertainty that preceded the Coronavirus pandemic.
For Dennis, this was his third SA2 (Life Insurance) attempt, so it was a moment of happiness and relief when IFoA confirmed he was in the pass list. “The first thing I did was to do the sign of cross, then thanked God,” he says.
Dennis and Stanley join the fifteen TASK members that joined the class of Fellow in 2020. They are: Geylord Allan Asimba, Mercy Akoth Asimba, Oliver Mungo, Boniface Kamau, Margaret Ndung’u, and Mawazo Ruwa that graduated on December. Others are: Amitoj Singh, Margaret Amondi, Victoria Mwangi, Eric Ndoria, George Odera, Geoffrey Kangwana, Head, Sheila Gatu, Kio Mwangasha, and Joan Mungai.
Stanley says he thanks friends, colleagues and family that paid for his first papers. “This is before I started working and could manage to pay for my exams,” he said. The secret to pass exams? “Do the course work two months before the exams, and the remainder of the days should be spent on revision.” He also advises current students to have mentors and mentions Jay Kosgei as having being crucial to his success.
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