Corona School shines as ACCA rewards hard work
For Corona High School, it was time to smile when its students were recognized and rewarded for their hard work last weekend by the Association of Chartered Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
The school, according to the professional body, is a strategic partner which has taken advantage of the opportunity presented by the ACCA Foundation Level Qualifications initiative and has produced approximately 40 graduates of the ACCA Diploma in Financial Accounting and management (RQF level 2) since 2018.
At the awards ceremony in Lagos over the weekend, the ACCA presented awards on “Best ACCA FIA Examinations Overall and Best in Management Accounting; Best in ACCA FIA Financial Accounting and Best in Corona High School Financial Accounting who went to Chukwudalu Orafu; Al-Amin Vincent and Chukwudalu Orafu respectively.
“We also recognized the 9 graduating students, who successfully completed the diploma certificate,” Aderonke Adebule, Business Development Manager at ACCA Nigeria, told BusinessDay.
Adebule explained that ACCA foundation level qualifications were recognized under the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), adding that they were regulated globally by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations (Ofqual) regulations.
“This means that employers everywhere can be assured of the level and standard of ACCA’s Foundation Level qualifications,” she said.
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She further explained that the initiative was designed for people who are just starting their business education journey, adding that FIA is the perfect way to understand how corporate finance works and open up new career opportunities – both in finance and beyond. .
“If you are working or interested in a finance-related role, the FIA will provide you with the technical knowledge you need to fulfill your role and advance your career. It will also give you a head start towards other qualifications. in finance and accounting, including the prestigious and globally recognized ACCA Qualification,” said Adebule.
According to her, the main benefits of the initiative are to learn the universal language of business; earn qualifications from a recognized global leader in financial education; improve their employability with skills and knowledge that employers value, and flexible options, which means being able to choose which exams they want to take, how they want to study and progress at the pace that suits them.
The qualification is open to all, meaning there are no academic entry requirements. It has the potential for rapid progression, in which case one can complete the FIA group of exams in 12 to 18 months.
Adebule noted that the ACCA Foundations in Accounting (FIA) is a group of qualifications that will give a solid understanding of the fundamentals of financial management and reporting and enable him to speak the language of business.
“There are no minimum entry requirements for the FIA. However, we recommend that you start at level 2 if you have no formal qualifications, especially if it has been a while since you finished your studies FIA starts at GCSE level (level 2), or equivalent, and progresses to the equivalent of the first year of a bachelor’s degree (level 4),” she explained.