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Accountancy Regulatory Body to License Tuition Provider.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana(ICAG) will from January next year license institutions offering accountancy programmes for students who sit the institute’s professional examination.

The license which is renewable yearly, is intended to enable the ICAG to have oversight for appropriate monitoring if all institutions offering tuition of the professional examination.

The initiative is in accordance with the ICAG’s mandate to ensure that students registered with its acquired quality education from tuition providers. A ceremony to launch the programme dubbed “Partners in learning programmed” was held in Accra last Tuesday. The programme has already registered 37 tuition providers across the country.

Strengthening the relations.
The Manager of the programme, Mr Alhansan Trawule, said tuition providers who refused to register with the institute would not be recognized and certified. He mentioned the Accra Technical University, the Catholic University, the Koforidua Technical University, the University of Ghana and the University of Cape Coast as some of the public and private universities that had registered with the institute.

Mr Trawule added that tuition providers would also be graded based on their facilities and performances in the examination after periodic monitoring, evaluation and assessment.

The registration and certification will also enable the ICAG to offer training sessions for teachers and institutions, as well as engage them on syllabus reviews. Aimed at raising the standards in the profession, Mr Trawule stated that the programme also sought to improve the collaboration between the ICAG and tuition providers.

“The programme is to ensure that tuition providers have access to ICAG to help them to deliver effective tuition and promote consistently high quality training”, he added.

Executing the mandate.
For his part, the Vice President of ICAG, Mr Kwasi Asante, explained that the institute had ignored the mandate that enjoined it to ensure that students had quality education and from tuition providers by regulating those institutions, aside from regulating the accountancy profession.

Mr Asante urged the tuition providers, especially those who had registered with the institute, to open their doors to the ICAG whenever they requested information to make data collection effective.

Source: Daily Graphic