The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Abuja and District Society, has sought partnership with Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust and other titles, and owners of Trust TV, to educate the public on why they should choose accounting as a profession.
The district chairman, Abdulrasheed Balogun, during a visit to the corporate headquarters of the company yesterday in Abuja, said as a professional body with codes and conduct, it could help to mould individuals into responsible citizens in society by helping them to build a comfortable life.
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“We are happy to introduce people to what we do as accountants; most times the decision on career is made. People are very young, so we have this programme of sensitising people on the need to take up accounting as a profession so that they can make up their mind very early.”
When asked why ICAN examination was perceived to be difficult to pass, Balogun stated that the failure to prepare adequately for the exams by students was the reason for it.
He added that there were also opportunities for indigent students who could not pay for the courses and others reserved for brilliant students to fund their studies till PhD level.
On how the institute had been ensuring discipline among members, Balogun said, “We have a vibrant disciplinary committee that investigates any allegations of our members when put in writing. The result of the investigation most times leads to them getting suspended due to their level of misconduct.”
Responding, the acting Chief Executive Officer of Media Trust, Malam Nura Daura, assured the institute of the company’s support, urging it to use various mediums to reach out to the public including its young publication, Teen Trust.