School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension holds an educational webinar on the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course

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By Virginia Thuku

On Wednesday, July 7, the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension (SGSRE) held a webinar to discuss and promote the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a Finance and Accounting professional course for Business students. In attendance were students, faculty, staff, USIU-Africa alumni and representatives from ACCA Kenya.

Dr. San Lio, the ACCA Program Director at USIU-Africa and lecturer in the Chandaria School of Business welcomed all the attendees and moderated the meeting, noting that the accreditation for USIU-Africa to offer ACCA courses was an indication that the students at the Chandaria School of Business received professional knowledge that equips them to be competent candidates in the regional and global job market.

“By undertaking the ACCA courses, our students will continue to enjoy an education that incorporates practical and professional aspects which will help our students to become knowledgeable accounting professionals,” he said.

Prof. Amos Njuguna, Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension encouraged participants to take up professional qualifications that would broaden their knowledge in their specific career areas and improve their chances of securing job opportunities.

Mr. Lameck Mito and Ms. Jully Wambui from ACCA-Kenya took the opportunity to illustrate the structure of ACCA from the entrance levels to the highest strategic professional levels. They encouraged students to take up ACCA because of its unique global recognition and multiple degree qualifications, among others.

USIU-Africa offers the ACCA Accelerate program whereby students are offered tuition on ACCA papers and are prepared to sit for exams, which happen four times in a year, March, June September and December. The University offers the course twice a year, from January to June and from July to December, with classes for the second half of the year scheduled to begin this month. The entry requirements for the program are as follows:

  • A degree from a recognized university;
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE mean grade C+, with a C in both Mathematics & English;
  • IGCSE-A LEVEL who attain A-C with at least two principle passes;
  • ICPAK/ CPA finalist.

More details on the ACCA program at USIU-Africa, can be found here.

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