BY STAFF WRITER
The Uganda Christian University Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance (BSAF) has received an international accreditation by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a global body that brings together professional accountants.
In a letter dated September 27, addressed to the Programme Coordinator of the bachelor’s programme, Anthony K. Agume, and signed by ACCA’s Professional Qualifications Approval Officer, Kim Gilchrist, the body writes:
“I am pleased to advise that ACCA has now fully assessed this programme for accreditation. Cohorts will be eligible for exemption as follows,” the letter reads in part.
In a write-up shared with The Standard, Agume said, “Accrediting our BSAF programme is also clear testimony that our curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance at UCU is designed to meet the needs of the job market and graduates of this program are very competitive in the job market.”
He added: “The program has not only been accredited by ACCA but also recognised by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda- (ICPAU) as the institute recently awarded exemptions of some papers at Level one to all students who graduate from UCU with the Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance.”
The five papers from which UCU graduates will be exempted include: Accountant in Business (F1), Management Accounting (F2), Financial Accounting (F3), Corporate Law (F4) and Financial Reporting (F7).