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ICAN Re-accredits Caleb University Accounting Programme

Caleb University’s Accounting programme has been re-accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). This feat the Vice-Chancellor of the school, Prof. Ayodeji Olukoju said further validated the university’s claim of academic excellence.

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He said the programme’s re-accreditation, which is domiciled in the Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of College of Social and Management Sciences, has gone a long way to boost the confidence  stakeholders have in the institution.

“We can go extra miles to comply with the rules and regulations guiding accreditation of our academic programmes.  We are giving parents the best quality and we will not stop at anything to make our students compete favourably with their peers anywhere and succeed in their academic endeavours,” he said.

He attributed the giant stride attained by the university to the support of the founder, Dr. Oladega Adebogun, the lecturers and students.

The ICAN Accreditation Certificate was presented to the Dean, College of Social and Management Sciences (COSOMAS), Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie by the ICAN President, Mr. Chidi Onyeukwu Ajaegbu at the ICAN Office Annex, Ebute Metta, Lagos.

With the re-accreditation, which is for another five years, Owens-Ibie said accounting students will be exempted from writing some stages of ICAN examinations.

He added that ICAN has agreed to offer automatic scholarship to First Class students of the Department for further education.

He said the feat achieved by one of its students in who became a chartered accountant in 300-Level, and the selection of another to join 11 others from various universities to participate in the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria contest, showed that the university is doing well.

“Caleb University is the only private university selected for the contest and Esther Eniayewu is to represent the institution,” he said.

Given the facilities put in place by the university to enhance quality training of the students, the Acting Head of Department of Accounting and Finance, Mr. Michael Nwidobe, said the department is concluding arrangements to begin postgraduate programmes in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

He said the department positions the students to acquire their educational and professional certificates at the same time before graduation.

Nwidobe, who noted that the Department has an Accounting Laboratory with the latest accounting software, added that capacity development of workers is a top priority at the college.

He said no fewer than eight members of the academic staff of the college are ICAN members.

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