The University of Cape Coast has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICA) to give further exemptions to Post-MBA (Accounting) and MCom (Accounting) graduates of the School of Business.
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole signed on behalf of the UCC whilst the President of ICAG, Joseph F. Odartey Blankson and the Chief Executive Officer of ICAG, Mr. AKwasi Asante signed for ICAG. UCC is the first University in the country to sign MoU with the ICAG at this level.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Dean of the School of Business, Mr. E. Marfo-Yiadom pointed out that the School of Business had good relations with the ICAG. He added that through extensive discussion, the ICAG Council agreed to sign the MoU with UCC to offer MBA/MCom graduates further exemptions up to part 3 in the ICAG Professional examination.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang who chaired the ceremony noted that the MoU was “a test of faith and a mark of merit of the School of Business programmes.” She described the collaboration as Public Private Partnership that allowed academic values to thrive adding that “it should spur us on to do more.”
Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang expressed gratitude to the ICA for the recognition given to UCC. She also paid tribute to the Dean, lecturers, administrative staff and pioneers of the School of Business for their meritorious contribution towards growth of the School.
For his part, the President of ICA, Mr. Joseph F. Odartey Blankson stated that the ICA “aims at training competent accountants for sustained growth of the economy” and was therefore optimistic that the collaboration would yield positive results.