WELCOME MESSAGE BY THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT TO ALL ACCOUNTING FRESHMEN
It is with immense delight that I welcome you as a student in the Department of Accounting of our esteemed University. I most sincerely congratulate you for excelling in all the qualifying examinations and to be among those selected from very many qualified candidates.
Your Department, which is the oldest among the seven Departments in the College of Management Sciences (COLMAS), houses the following programmes: Bachelor of Science(B.Sc), Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D) all in Accounting. The first batch of Accounting students of the University were admitted in the 2003/2004 and graduated in 2007, when hitherto the programme was run as a sub-programme in the Department of Agribusiness in the defunct College of Agribusiness and Financial Management (CABFM). The sub-unit later metamorphosed into a full-fledged Department in the 2008/2009 session under the prioneer headship of Prof. J. U. Ihendinihu. The Department, which is presently having Dr. J. U. Azubike as the Head, has a total of 25 lecturers cutting across various academic cadre and consisting of highly trained professionals.
It is my strong belief that with the calibre of lecturers in the Department, the journey of your transformation into a well groomed future Accountant has, indeed, begun. Beloved, as you set out to achieve your lifetime ambition, I pray fervently that God will protect and guide you in this tortuous journey of four years.