UEW Collaborates with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) on Monday, 16th December, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) at the Council Chamber, North Campus, Winneba.

The MoU, which falls under the ambit of the College of Technology Education, Faculty of Business Education and the School of Business of UEW Kumasi and Winneba campuses, will provide both parties the avenue to share platforms on relevant social and economic issues in order to influence policy formulation in Ghana.

As part of the partnership agreement, a joint training programme would be proposed and offered to the University community as well as the general public. It is expected to be accomplished using ACCA’s professional research insights and the technical expertise of ACCA fellows and faculty members of UEW.

An exemption accreditation scheme to grant a number of exemptions from ACCA papers will also be instituted to speed up the progression of ACCA students on campus into ACCA membership. Additionally, an internship programme for students will be established to complement this approach in order to give students the necessary practical experiences prior to their graduation and admission into ACCA membership.

There would be an award scheme which would be sponsored by ACCA to motivate students and faculty members as well as to promote academic excellence on both campuses. The scheme will cover the best finance and accounting students and best faculty member.   

Portfolio Head, ACCA, Norman G. Wilhams in a handshake with the Vice-Chancellor, UEW, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni (right)

The Portfolio Head, ACCA, Norman G. Wilhams averred that “we are the world’s most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. We believe that accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper, which is why we work all over the world to build the profession and make society fairer and more transparent”.  

ACCA has more than 219,000 fully qualified members and 527,000 students worldwide. Members and students of the Association are among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants.

Present to sign the MoU were the Vice-Chancellor, UEW, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni; Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang; Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima; Dean, Faculty of Business Education, Prof. Isaac Boateng; Head, Department of Human Resource Management, Dr. B. B. B. Bingab and Head, Department of Accounting, Michael Amoh Asiedu.