…sets new curriculum in line with ICAEW standards
The Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), has unveiled a newly revised syllabus effective 2019 through to 2024.
The new syllabus, ICAG said, will achieve the expression of purpose; create clear links between content and learning materials, as well as the provision of details sufficiently localized to ensure that the skills of the members of the Institute are relevant to the Ghanaian economy.
Instructively, the move from the old curriculum to the new syllabus will happen in 2019, with exams at all levels expected to take place for the first time in November 2019.
The introduction of the new curriculum, was motivated by the need to continuously improve the Institute’s programmes to be in line with demands of the market.
ICAG’s President, Prof. Kwame Adom Frimpong, said the changing of syllabus by the Institute was not a frequent practice in the past years.
“Since 1963, the Institute’s syllabus has gone through three revisions. This provides ample proof that our curriculum has been watertight and managed to stand the test of time,” he said.
Prof. Adom Frimpong explained that the Institute’s council commissioned review of the syllabus in August 2017 with ICAG’s twin partners, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
“Further consultative meetings were held in October 2017 and January with key stakeholders to tap their perspectives and inputs into the syllabus. Practicing firms, MDAs, ICAG’s examiners and University lecturers from selected institutions were all consulted,” Prof. Adom Frimpong disclosed.
Making a presentation on the syllabus, ICAG’s Director of Technical and Research, Mr. Osei Kwaku Adjaye-Gyamfi, explained that the syllabus has been designed to develop core technical, commercial, and ethical skills and knowledge in a structured manner.
“This new curriculum is a modern learning outcome based with three levels and 14 papers generally to be completed over a three year period. It has been a subject for stakeholder consultation for 6 months” he said.
By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe