The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Team has visited the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology (OYSCATECH), Igboora on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 in preparation for the accreditation of Accountancy Programme of the Institution.
At the end of the visit, the ICAN accreditation team leader, Dr. Olabamiji Ogunlade scored the institution high in terms of compliance with admission requirement for accountancy programme, vibrant students’ association and staff development.
According to him, “we are pleased with the facilities we have seen. You also have adequate number of chartered accountants who are lecturers.
“This accreditation exercise is for National Diploma programme in accountancy.
Our team will submit its report to the Governing Council of ICAN for consideration and approval.
“When approval is given, the National Diploma graduates of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora will be exempted from ATS I & II Examination of the Institute but will automatically proceed to ATS III.”
Dr. Ogunlade listed other benefits to include, grants for students during their week, scholarship opportunity for distinction students across all the departments.
The team charged the management to provide adequate internet facility for teaching and learning as well as current journals in the library.
The visit provided the opportunity for ICAN accreditation Team to interact with Accountancy, Business Administration and Public Administration Students at the 800 Seater Lecture Theatre of the institution.
The Director of Educational Services for ICAN, Dr. I. B Momoh advised the students to remain focused and imbibe the culture of integrity.
He reiterated that accountancy profession is open to anyone who is interested in becoming a chartered accountant.
Receiving the ICAN Team, the Management of Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora under the leadership of the acting rector, Mr. Isiaka Olaniyi Adekunle appreciated the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria for the accreditation exercise.The Rector thanked the ICAN for its past donations to Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora both at the national and district level.
Mr. Adekunle appreciated the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria for its interest in the advancement of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora which prompted the accreditation of accountancy programme of the institution.
The rector used the opportunity to request for the donation of building from ICAN to the institution. Other members of the team include Dr. Tomonimowo Amos and Dr. Omoreghe Godwin.
The ICAN delegates were well received by the Management of OYSCATECH, among whom are Mr. Isiaka Adekunle, Rector, Dr. Taiwo Akinyemi, Deputy Rector, Mr. Paul Oyediran, Acting Registrar and Dr, Sarafa Agbogun, Bursar.
Others are Director of Audit, Mr. Kolawole Atanda and Engr. Agboola Fagbemi, acting Director of Works and Services.