Developing high calibre accounting students at Fort Hare

A high calibre of students and a focus on academic support has seen the University of Fort Hare's Accounting Department enjoy great results in the past year.

Fort Hare topped the country's universities in the first board examinations of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) of the year.

Ntombi Mnconywa, Head of the Accounting Department at the University of Fort Hare, says that even more support for students - academically and financially - will ensure that the university continues to produce brilliant accounting graduates.

Mnconywa was speaking on #NightTalk with Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo.

Last year we (the University of Fort Hare Accounting Department) committed ourselves to focus on the possibilities, and not on the problems

Ntombi Mnconywa

Our students are mostly from disadvantaged areas, and we're running the same programme as those of more privileged universities. The focus then is more on academic support for our students

Ntombi Mnconywa

Our accounting programme is about the application of principles. We look at maths for the student's analytical skills, and English for the student's comprehension skills

Ntombi Mnconywa

This article first appeared on 702 : Developing high calibre accounting students at Fort Hare


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