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Institute of Accountancy to start online courses

17th December 2012
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Mwanaidi Mtanda

In an effort to reach increase student enrollment, the Arusha-based Institute of Accountancy (IAA) is scheduled to introduce e-learning a move that omits the geographical limitations of tradition on campus system but is an also much more appealing financial option for many students in a country where income levels are still some of the world’s lowest.

The chairperson to IAA’s board, Mwanaidi Mtanda, who was officiated the institutes 14th graduation this with 1,588 students graduating form various fields including, accountancy, financial, tax and business management, banking and finance, procurement and also, computer science.

Poised to attain status and quality of east and central Africa’s best performing accredited institute of accountancy it follows that IAA is seeking to expand.

“Our target is to extend this learning opportunity to as many in the region as possible…” asserted the ambitious chair who more than emty intentions, announced that already IAA has introduced a ‘Fibre Optic Based Network’ linked to some 750 mainframes.

While impressed with the institutes achievements and plans, Finance Deputy Minister, Saada Mkuya Salum, who was the guest of honour, challenged education institutions across the nation to improve their curriculums given that easier cross boarder employment migration has and will further toughen the job competition and if Tanzanian graduates are to compete favourably in the regional labour market.

The deputy also recognized the need for urgency in this long term initiative that would offer outcome, even if acted upon immediately, in no less than 3 to 5 years and in most cases, even longer.

“…this is an area we need to work on very urgently…” she maintained emphasizing that “…our graduates, who are the nation’s work force, face serious competition and so does the economy for that matter...”

In the modern world’s rapidly changing socio-economic dynamics the challenges are equally complex and graduates must be highly trained if they are to perform with competency.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN