The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has issued certificate of recognition to Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) Bauchi for its National Diploma and Higher National programmes in Accountancy.
The Dean, School of Management Studies of the polytechnic Dr Hafiz Baba made the disclosure on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen in his office.
With this development, according to Dr Hafiz national diploma and higher national diploma students of Accountancy of the institution can now enjoy a waiver while registering for ICAN examination.
The Dean said ATAP is now in consultation with the ICAN headquarters in Lagos for the opening of a centre in Bauchi where students can sit for the professional examination.
Dr Hafiz Baba said following the accreditation of professional courses in the polytechnic, many professional bodies like Nigeria Society of Engineers, Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Nigeria Institute of Accountancy and ICAN have all visited the polytechnic to give their final professional accreditation and identify themselves with the institution.
He further disclosed that the polytechnic had been accredited to run National Diploma in Taxation after certifying all the requirements of professional bodies.
Dr Hafiz commended the Rector of the polytechnic Dr Suleman Muhammed Lame for his efforts towards uplifting the institution to greater heights.
According to him, the polytechnic now runs 46 fully accredited National Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses, 18 NCE courses and 8 degree programmes in affiliation with ATBU Bauchi.