USIU-Africa receives book donation by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
By Shadrack Lomoywara
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, USIU-Africa received a book donation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The Association donated a total of 72 books across topics such as Audit & Assurance, Financial Management, Financial Report, Corporate & Business Law, Performance Management and Taxation, to support the ACCA program currently being offered at the Chandaria School of Business. In addition to the donation, ACCA also pledged a cash donation of Kshs. 100,000 to support the marketing of the program.
Present at the ceremony were Linda Okwatta, ACCA’s Business Developer, Prof. Amos Njuguna from the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension, Dr. San Lio (Assistant Professor of Accounting) Shadrack Lomoywara (Senior Research Officer) Mugambi Kinoti and Talent Mngai, ACCA Brand Ambassadors.
Prof. Njuguna thanked the team for their generous donation, noting that the University was keen to work closely with the ACCA team to build visibility and benefit the students coming to pursue the program at USIU-Africa. On his end, Dr. San Lio urged the team to review the University’s accreditation status so that the International Business Administration (IBA) program students could receive more exemptions.
“We have continued to review and strengthen our programs to have a fair hybrid that inculcates the professional aspect without losing the theoretical power of an undergraduate program. We would certainly qualify for more exemptions, and I would like to see us support USIU-Africa more,” he said.
ACCA offers a broad, relevant and complete skillset for accountants and finance professionals. Because they’re trained in all key areas, ACCA accountants have a complete skillset to strengthen the finance functions they work in and deliver enhanced value. It creates professional accountants who are capable of building successful careers across all employment sectors - realizing personal career ambitions and unlocking the potential of the organizations they lead and advise.