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ACCA and UWI sign agreement


ACCA and UWI sign agreement

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MORE ACCOUNTING AND finance students may find it easier to get a job after completion of their Bachelor of Science degrees, thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed by the University of the West Indies and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

They may also find it easier to pursue their accounting accreditations.  

ACCA Caribbean business development manager Maria Sookdeo said the global body for chartered accountants selected UWI as one of the few universities under its belt and the agreement will be used to help support students in the Caribbean.

 “We recognise that the economies in the Caribbean are in challenging times and ACCA wants to lend a hand to those students who would find it otherwise challenging to pursue a professional qualification,” she added.

The ACCA body currently has just under 560 members and over 1 200 students who are currently working on their accreditations.

Sookdeo added that 60 students who graduated last November have said they were interested and she hoped the number would increase.

“We have to work hand in hand to ensure the students we are putting out there carry our name with pride in terms of not only what they know via the theory that they would have learned but also ethical individuals, those people that will carry forward the name of the university.” (TG)