The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has announced its accreditation of the Accounting programme of Covenant University (CU), Ota.
This was disclosed by the Acting Head of ACCA, Nigeria, Mr. Olatunji Adeleye, when he led representatives of his organisation to pay a courtesy visit to the Management of Covenant University.
According to Adeleye, graduates of a typical Nigerian university are entitled to four exemptions with similar accreditation but, with the work the ACCA had done, it was able to get every single Accounting graduate of Covenant University six (6) exemptions with effect from January 1, 2017.
He said that the ACCA was working with Covenant University, particularly the Accounting Department, to secure the maximum exemption within the shortest possible time so as to ensure that the University stands head and shoulder above all universities in Nigeria.
In her comments, the Head of Accounting Department, Dr. Olubukunola Uwuigbe, thanked the ACCA for partnering with the University
She said that the university has always been ranked the best in Nigeria, which explains why it always goes for the best.
The University, she said, wants more than the six exemptions possibly before the end of 2017.
Also speaking, the Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor A. Atayero, welcomed the partnership between the University and the ACCA and stated that both organisations would have to go ahead and sign a MoU that is all-encompassing.
He emphasised the University’s huge interest in research, which is the focal point of its goal for the year – ReCiTe (meaning Research is our responsibility, Citation and Innovation leading to Income, Teaching is our goal) – in line with the University’s Vision of being one of the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022.