NAIROBI– Plans are underway to rationalize and streamline the curricula for accounting studies in the East African Community (EAC) to harmonize cross-border accounting practices, says the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), which adds that a common curriculum will open up opportunities for local accountants.
ICPAK chief executive officer Edwin Makori said Thursday that harmonizing of the accounting curricula will create employment opportunities for local accountants seeking prospects in neighboring countries.
He, however, warned that some local institutions of higher learning are offering a below par curricula which does not meet international standards.
In Kenya, prospective accountants will now be registered by the accounting body while still undertaking their course work for easier transition into the job market.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK