The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) on Friday 10th of May 2019 recognized Landmark University as one of the tertiary Institutions qualified to offer Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Finance as a course and as well as train candidates towards certification in the profession.

The recognition came as a result of the re-assessment and re-accreditation visit to Landmark by ICAN team of assessors in November 2018, in line with the policy of ICAN to further supervise and ensure the standard of the course is maintained thereby producing employable and total graduates in the profession. Landmark scored 87% above the 70% minimum score in the re-accreditation exercise, thereby confirming the University’s stance on professionalism and qualitative education.

The Landmark University team at the event which included the Deputy Registrar, Ms. Fola Oyinloye who represented the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju; the head of the Department of Accounting and Finance, Dr. Egbeide Ben Caleb and the Admission Officer, Ms. Ruth Apata reported that Landmark amidst other tertiary institutions in Nigeria was recognized for its exceptional approach to teaching and learning. The commitment seen in the number of highly groomed and resourceful Accounting graduates and undergraduates who have performed excellently in the professional examinations are some of the benchmarks used in rating Landmark. Other factors included availability and functionality of classrooms/lecture theaters, tuition, availability of college/departmental library, quality of Faculty and Staff, as well as involvement in student affairs and activities among others. 

The accreditation certificate was received by Dr. Ben Caleb on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju while the Deputy Registrar, Ms. Fola Oyinloye expressed the team’s gratitude for the privileged opportunity they have to represent the Vice-Chancellor and the entire Landmark Community at such platform. She lauded the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) for the re-evaluation exercise and recognition, a process she said would not only maintain the standard of accounting but also avail Accountants the opportunity of being relevant and updated in their profession. 

Ms Oyinloye however urged the Department of Accounting and Finance to continually strengthen its relationship with ICAN and tap into the numerous benefits that may evolve from time to time thereby facilitating the continuous release of well-groomed accounting professionals from the University.




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