Kibogora Polytechnic (KP) gets full Accreditation to offer Professional Accounting Courses by Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR)
The Kibogora Polytechnic (KP) has received full accreditation by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR) to offer professional courses in Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Programs.
According to a statement from the university, the accreditation was issued on April 6. 2021. KP has been certified to be an approved training provider under the Silver category and an examination center as well.
Speaking to Accounting Class Rwanda about the accreditation, Dr. Eric RUVUNA, the program coordinator said these offered opportunities will facilitate learners to be trained and conduct final exams at KP without moving to other training centers to seek the same.
Previously, Kibogora Polytechnic (KP) had been operating under a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR) to train professional accountants , we are very pleased that KP is fully accredited by ICPAR to be one of the Universities that will train CPA and CAT programs” He added.
Dr. Eric states that the fact that Kibogora Polytechnic University is fully licensed to provide these programs will enable us:
1. To offer the CAT and CPA courses under ICPAR full accreditation. Due to the fact, KP has Economic and Management Sciences and Rural Development programs, students from those programs especially those in Economics and Management join these courses to get both a degree and a professional course certificate. This will enable them to meet the requirements of being good accountants.
2. To help Managers & accountants and those who work in various financial institutions in both private and public sector such as SACCOs, Health Centers, Local Government Entities to name few who have not yet obtained the professional certificate, especially those living in Western Province as well as countrywide to register in these programs to become professional accountants recognized by ICPAR.
He also added that the fact that KP has been certified to be an approved examination center is an opportunity for both KP as an institution provider and the students as it will help KP to serve the students who will no longer again be disturbed by moving to Kigali for writing ICPAR final exams; to the students it will help them to pass exams at KP itself without going to Kigali as usual. That was a huge challenge for the students as they were required to financially prepare for the trip and stay to Kigali until they finish their exams. Imagine from Nyamasheke to Kigali, I strongly believe that our students are celebrating this achievement as it was waited by them.
In addition to this, KP has sufficient qualified lecturers & professional trainers that will facilitate students in teaching and learning processes till the end of these programs.
He noted that with this accreditation, KP will contribute to the country’s efforts of producing more professional accountants, and fill the gap in the industry as per last year; there was a shortage of about 5,000 professional accountants in the public sector only. He wondered, adding that there is still a huge gap to fill.
“KP will be happy to assist in bridging this deficit by training more professional accountants. We hope to produce more professional accountants that will participate in the development of the country. We also want to contribute in making more citizens of Rwanda financially literate, especially in Nyamasheke , Rusizi and all around the university locations” he added.
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