ICAN donates lecture hall to OAU

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ILE-IFE – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of (ICAN) has donated a lecture theatre 200-seat capacity to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun.

Mr Chidi Ajaegbu, the President of ICAN, disclosed this on Wednesday in Ile-Ife at the foundation laying for the construction of the theatre.

Ajaegbu said the theatre would go a long way in assisting the Department of Accountancy to admit more deserving students into its training programmes.

He said ICAN had produced over 38,000 chartered accountants who had been adding value to wealth creation processes in various fields of human endeavour around the globe.

According to him, the gesture is part of ICAN’s strategies to its public mandate and encourage production of highly skilled accounting graduates.

“ICAN’s governing council recently approved construction of lecture theatres in five select tertiary institutions across the country, among which is OAU, Ile-Ife,” he said.


He lauded the institution’s for taking advantage of the by providing plots of land for the .

The president described the laying of foundation as a milestone in ICAN’s relationship the university.

He also said that OAU had always been the institute’s great partner as the university’s Accounting Department had continued to input into its certification processes.

Ajaegbu noted that some of the university’s students always pass ICAN qualifying examinations even before graduation.

“This is a testimony to the of teaching and learning in OAU,’’ he said.

Prof. Bamitale Omole, the Vice-Chancellor of OAU, said the university’s team appreciated ICAN’s gesture.

Omole promised that the university would not disappoint ICAN and the public, adding that it would continue to qualitative education to its students. (NAN)