The Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora has finally gotten the accreditation certificate for Accountancy Programme from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
The accreditation certificate for National Diploma in Accountancy was presented to the Rector of the Institution, Prof. Akinola Akinlabi who was ably represented by the Deputy Rector, Dr Taiwo Akinyemi at a special event in Lagos.
Receiving the certificate, the Rector who spoke through his deputy, commended the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria for counting the institution worthy of the accreditation.
The Rector appreciated the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria for its past donations to Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora both at the national and district level.
He also commended ICAN for its interest in the advancement of accounting programme of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora.
Dr Akinyemi also commended all stakeholders including the immediate past Bursar, Dr Sarafa Agbogun for facilitating the ICAN accreditation exercise and eventual issuance of the certificate.
The Dean, Faculty of Management and Communications, Mr Mumini Tiamiyu also expressed joy over the achievement, while commending Dr Sarafa Agbogun for his support in that direction.
While speaking on the development, the Head of Accountancy Department, Mr Baanu Olayinka who could not hide his joy, explained that with the accreditation, the National Diploma graduates of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora will be exempted from ATS I &II Examinations of the institute but will automatically proceed to ATS III.
Olayinka, however, listed other benefits of the ICAN accreditation to include; grants for students during their week and scholarship opportunity for distinction students across all the departments.