The 55th President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Mazi Nnamdi Okwuadigbo, FCA, has called for collaboration between tertiary institutions and business organizations as this could help translate innovative research findings from universities to tools for economic growth and development.
Mazi Okwuadigbo who made the call recently while exchanging views with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri Professor Aliyu Shugaba during a courtesy call said that “addressing the social and economic challenges facing the country would require a seamless marriage between the functions of the ivory towers and the need of the labour market”.
He said the Institute was ready to partner with the university in training Accounting, Finance, Bursary and other staff in allied disciplines as a way of boosting capacity for improved performance.
In his remarks, the Vice chancellor Professor Shugaba commended the professional disposition of the University’s Accounting Department and said the university was open to engaging in joint projects with ICAN to support learning and research to move the ivory tower and the nation forward. He welcomed the proposed in-house training of the university’s staff as that would reduce the cost and time of capacity building.