- Nigerian accountants are about to get their own specialised university which will kick off in September 2021
- Officials say the school will offer Masters and PhD programmes in the next five years of its operations
- The University is the brainchild of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, a chartered professional accountancy body
Ibadan - The Association of National Accountants of Nigeria University, (ANAN) University will commence full activities in September 2021.
The Nigerian Tribune newspaper reports that Mr Ibrahim Makuti, chairman, branch and benevolence committee of ANAN, made this known in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital recently.
He said the school will offer Masters and PhD programmes in the next five years of its operations after which undergraduates academic programmes will begin.
He also assured that the highest standards in academic excellence will be maintained in the school throughout its operations.
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Recall that in 2018, ANAN and the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the management of the Tony Nzom Accountancy Research Centre.
Built at the University by the association, the Tony Nzom Accountancy Research Centre, was to encourage accountancy education and research in the country.
Daily Sun newspaper reports that the centre brings to seven the number of such centres built by ANAN in seven universities in Nigeria, including the Centre for Financial Accounting Research, Nigerian College of Accountancy in Plateau state.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment and reassignment of chancellors of 42 federal universities across the country.
The Ooni of Ife, Sultan of Sokoto, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba of Benin, and other foremost traditional rulers in Nigeria made the list.
The announcement was made on Thursday, July 8, by the minister of education at a news conference in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Earlier, some state governors were accused of hijacking the process of appointing vice-chancellors for federal universities.
The allegation was made by the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday, July 15.
Adamu noted that vested interests were responsible for the crises which often than not mar the VC selection processes in many federal universities.