NUST bags global accounting award

The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has bagged a global chartered accounting award for top performances among its students in case study examinations.

The University won the African Regional Champion, Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA) following the CIMA prize-Winner Excellency Awards, which were held virtually last Friday.

NUST came first among partners with top performing CIMA students in case study exams, reads the citation of the award.

The award was sponsored by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the global accounting organisation representing CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

The aim of the awards is to recognise institutions and individuals across the world who go above and beyond to shape the next generation of chartered global management accountants and lead the accounting profession into the future.

Winners from this year’s awards were drawn from more than 400 nominations from educational institutions and individuals who were submitted for consideration in four categories.

These include CIMA Teaching Excellence Award, CIMA Research Excellency Award, CIMA Campus Culture Excellency Award and CIMA Employability Excellency Award.

In addition, a central award committee selected winners for the CIMA Award Prize-Winner Excellence Award, CIMA Global Excellence Award, and CGMA Campus of the Year Award based on CIMA exam performance in 2020 and 2021.

NUST Communications and Marketing Director, Mr Thabani Mpofu, said the award was an endorsement of NUST capabilities in delivering quality education in line with national vision.

“The Regional Champion (Africa) CIMA-Prize Winner Award for Top Student in Strategic Case Study exam August 2020 is a powerful endorsement of the world-class programmes on offer at NUST and a clear demonstration of the high quality graduates churned out by our University” said Mr Mpofu.

“Through the Heritage-based Education 5.0, our students are trained to make an impact in society with the creative and innovative skills imparted during their education experience that is consistently rated among the best locally and beyond.

“We are committed to producing innovative and entrepreneurial graduates whose qualifications are locally and internationally recognised, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship.

Andrew Harding, FCMA, CGMA, Chief Executive – Management Accounting at The Chartered Institute of Management Accounting, said the awards are meant to celebrate those who are promoting the chartered accounting profession.

“It is an honour to recognise and celebrate those who have demonstrated remarkable commitment to their students and the accounting profession in the past year,” said Mr Andrew Harding.

“All our winners and nominees are doing incredible work to help future generations realise their potential and give their career a head start.

“We are proud to call you our partners and truly appreciate your support.” – Chronicle online.

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