FORWARD BY THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
The Department, which was started in the 1993/1994 academic year under the Faculty of Management Sciences, now offers three degree and two sub-degree programmes. The degree programmes consist of B.Sc. (Hons) Accounting; M.Sc.(Accounting & Finance); and Ph.D (Accounting & Finance). The sub-degree programmes are the Diploma in Accounting, and the Diploma in Banking & Finance.
The mission of the Department is to provide students with qualitative education and training that shall facilitate their successful negotiation of the various bends in life.
The training offered by the Department will enable our graduates to successfully sit and pass accounting professional examinations of professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) etc.
The purpose of this handbook is to make available to the fresh and prospective students, ready access to information that will, hopefully, assist and guide them as they plan their educational and training career in the Department.
While the training needs of the accounting profession reside with the relevant curriculum, the practical aspects evolve from membership of a professional body. Students are, therefore, encouraged to imbibe this culture, even in the University, by belonging to the National Universities Accounting Students Association (NUASA), and also abiding by the provisions of its constitution and emerging legislations.
The Department is sufficiently staffed with full time faculty members who have excelled in both the academia and the industry. This has manifested in the high calibre of our graduates. The Department is highly determined, and fully prepared, to maintain these standards.
The Department has been accredited by the National Universities Commission(NUC), ICAN and ANAN.
You are welcome to the Department of Accounting.
Dr. Azende Terugwa
(Head, Department of Accounting)