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Department of Accounting

Welcome Message from The Head of Department- Accounting

Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of the Department of Accounting at the University of Calabar, Calabar- the home of Africa’s largest street party. We strongly hope that the information that you will find on our site will inspire you to develop an interest in any of our programmes. Our Department continues to sustain our hard-earned reputation as the prime center for the provision of excellent accounting education, accounting training, research and accounting professionals in sub–Saharan Africa. We have continued to maintain our full accreditation status and relationship with accounting regulatory bodies like the National Universities Commission, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and many others.

The B. Sc. Accounting programme started as a specialty area in the then Department of Management Studies where degrees were awarded according to the specialty areas of Accounting, Banking and Finance, Management and Marketing in 1977. Based on the Senate’s approval of the recommendations of the National Universities Commission’s Accreditation Team, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, the Departments of Accounting and Banking and Finance were created. Our Department offers programmes that lead to the award of B.Sc. degree in Accounting. We have a team of highly qualified professionals who teach and inspire students to learn and acquire experience in the field of Accounting in a very serene environment that promotes learning. We also have postgraduate programmes comprising M.Sc. and PhD programmes in Accounting.

Our undergraduate programme remains is one of the most over-subscribed accounting programmes in Nigeria. Our teaching-learning procedure includes exposing the students to a wide range of global business scenarios which enable them to develop experience in adapting to changing management conditions. The employment records of our dear Alumni, who are not only found all over the world but also, occupying leadership positions in the account sections in many organisations including banks, industries, government, financial services industries and so on, are very inspiring. We will continue to appreciate them for their contributions to the growth and sustenance of the academic programmes in the Department.

We appreciate your visit to our website and hope that we will meet you soon. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions and feedback, you can send them to us using any of our contact outlets.

Thank you.


Dr Aniefiok Udoh Akpan

Head of Department


Mission / Vision / Philosophy / Objective

Mission

 

 i.        To design courses and offer instructions that develop the mind, elevate professional horizon, shape mental and analytical capabilities and prepare the mind for balanced judgments in solving business, financial and environmental problems.

  1. To train high level manpower with state-of-the-art competences to cope with current financial and economic challenges in keeping with current global requirements.


Vision

To be an outstanding department noted for professional and academic excellence with versatile and dynamic academics within an acceptable corporate outlook serving as a centre for the training of accounting professionals and academics for National and International opportunities.


Philosophy

 

The phenomenal growth in industries and expansion of commerce within the last three decades has accentuated the demand for skilled manpower in the field of accounting and book keeping.  The academic programme of the Department of Accounting is tailored to provide adequate opportunities for training and development of middle and high level manpower in accounting to meet the growing demands of the labour market for professional in the discipline.  The Department of Accounting therefore aims to train and develop middle and high level manpower that will be able to apply fundamental academic and professional principles to situations, analyze them and enable effective decision making.


Objective

 

i.             To offer quality instructions designed to develop knowledge, educational horizons, background analytical ability and balanced judgment in the solution of business and related problems.

ii.          To make the student better appreciate the role of accounting discipline in industry and promoting economic growth and development.

iii.        To prepare and encourage students to pursue advanced study in Accounting and related discipline.

iv.         To be a model academic unit in the University of Calabar in terms of quality and quantum of instruction deliveries.

History

The B. Sc. Accounting programme started as a specialty area in the then Department of Management Studies where degrees were awarded according to the specialty areas of Accounting, Banking and Finance, Management and Marketing in 1977. Based on the Senate’s approval of the recommendations of the National Universities Commission’s Accreditation Team, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, the Departments of Accounting and Banking and Finance were created. Our Department offers programmes that lead to the award of B.Sc. degree in Accounting. We have a team of highly qualified professionals who teach and inspire students to learn and acquire experience in the field of Accounting in a very serene environment that promotes learning. We also have postgraduate programmes comprising M.Sc. and PhD programmes in Accounting.

 

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Address: Department of Accounting, University Of Calabar.
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