17 March 2011

Nigeria: Anan Expresses Satisfaction With Foreign Students in NCA

Jos — Nigeria College of Accountancy (NCA) has disclosed that the institution has been witnessing more participation of foreign students from across the African continent since its inception.

The President of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Chief (Mrs) Iyemide Francess Gafar stated this at a pre-convocation press briefing at the college's temporary site yesterday.

According to her, this feat is a clear indication that the college's programmes are acceptable on the continent, especially when NCA is in the fore-front of setting accounting standard in education and training.

She said "we have vision and mission, we are not in any competition with any institution, and we are working towards actualizing our dreams.

"With the mandate to advance the science of accountancy, the policy thrust of ANAN leadership has been on the development of its pride: the NCA," she further added.

The college, she added, is not just the ANAN pride, but that of the entire continent of Africa and the world, being the first of its kind in Africa and second in the world.

She added that it was heart warming to note that graduates of NCA occupy enviable positions in various sectors of the country's economy.

Meanwhile, ANAN president has said that the development of its permanent site was of paramount importance to the board of governors.

The permanent site, now christened "accounting village" has only two large examination halls with a sitting capacity of 3,000 it is hoped that by the next convocation, some hostels and offices would be ready, even as she urged investors to partner with the institution for its developmental needs.

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