Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana Donates to School of Business

The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) on Wednesday 14th, April 2021, donated some assorted books to the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), School of Business library at the South Campus. 

The items donated included 28 Accounting books and 28 past question books worth GH₵ 2,976.00, as its contribution towards the newly created library. 

Prof. Braimah Awaisu Imurana (second from right) receiving the items on behalf of Management

Receiving the books on behalf of Management of UEW, the Dean, School of Business, Prof. Braimah Awaisu Imurana, expressed his delight at the donation to the School and their willingness to partner with professional bodies and other institutions. He explained that the partnership would help foster a good relationship between the School and the professional body. 

He touched on how UEW and ICAG could work hand-in-hand to help develop professional Accountants and promote Accounting Education in Ghana.

Addressing the participants, Ag. Head, Department of Accounting, Mr. Samuel Gameli Gadzo, noted the need for the institute to establish an examination centre in Winneba, to encourage more students to write the ICAG papers. 

“The opportunity given to our students especially School of Business to participate in the ICAG courses has created a lot of avenues in the business sector and other fields, where about 50 past students from the Faculty have so far passed and are currently qualified Accountants even though the School of Business is just ten years old”, he averred.

Mr. Samuel Gameli Gadzo

Cape Coast Regional Manager, ICAG, Mr. Thomas Osei, indicated that the donation was to help promote accountancy education in the country. He also stated that the gesture was done to allow students to have access to quality accounting books to study. He averred that it will further be a stepping stone to preparing students to be enrolled on the professional accountancy programme whether on campus or after completing school in the future. 

He threw light on the ICAG scholarship for those who are already in the system and have registered with them, that is level 100 - 300 students, who would want to write their examination, and when they pass, are offered scholarships.

Cape Coast Regional Manager, ICAG, Mr. Thomas Osei, explaining the scholarship opportunities available for students who pass the ICAG examinations

The second scholarship, he said, is open to anyone who has completed school from the tertiary level and obtained a first-class degree. Such persons will sit the ICAG examination and if they pass, are given the scholarship.

The Ag. Head, Department of Marketing, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Dr. Mawuko Dza expressed his excitement about the donation and asked for stronger collaboration in the areas of Research.

HOD, Department of Marketing, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Dr. Mawuko Dza

The Vice-Dean, School of Business, Dr. Bernard B.B. Bingab, in his closing remarks, thanked the ICAG for their contributions to the School over the years and encouraged students to work hard to achieve their goals.

Other Dignitaries present were the Faculty Exams Officer, Mr. Kwame Owusu Boakye; General Course Coordinator, Mr. Isaac Nyarko Adu as well as Messrs. Ibrahim Anyass, Micheal Amoh Aseidu, Sulemana Iddrisu, Samuel Kofi Asiamah, Andy Damptey Ocran and Kwadwo Kobina Amanfi.