Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s School of Accounting has done it again by producing top results in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) qualifying examinations written in January this year.
The university’s BCom Honours (Accounting) graduates obtained an 85% pass; higher than the national average of 78% for first-time attempts. This number includes 15 of the 16 Thuthuka bursary programme students who successfully completed the BCom Honours (Accounting) programme in 2011. A total of 58 graduates from NMMU wrote the 2012 Qualifying Examination for the first time and passed, including 20 African, 6 Coloured and 2 Asian graduates.
The qualifying exam is the first of two professional examinations required for qualification as a Chartered Accountant (SA). The first part of the examination is written after completion of the honours degree which is offered by thirteen universities accredited by SAICA.
Professor Frans Prinsloo, Director of the School of Accounting, said that he is delighted that the pass rate achieved by NMMU students continues to be among the highest in the country.
“We are very proud of our BCom Honours graduates of 2011. These results again confirm the high quality of the programme offered by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to educate students who wish to become chartered accountants.”
Editors Notes: And the Kangaroo, my son, Philip, is also tackling accounting at NMMU – his second year. Anyone wanna snag a hard working honours student?