WSU now offers accounting course
Walter Sisulu University may not have accreditation to offer a LLB law degree and bachelor of science degree in Prosthetic and Orthotics, but the Eastern Cape-based university can now offer BCompt accounting science to prospective chartered accountants.
The university celebrated the accreditation by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) on Thursday at the Zamukulungisa site in Mthatha packed with prospective chartered accountants.
WSU vice-chancellor Rob Midgley said the first cohort of the chartered accountant offered in Mthatha wrote their board exams last year.
"We are building new classroom facilities and we are also building new accommodation so that we can house students. This accreditation is significant for WSU as it is in line with our vision and mission," he said.
Prospective chartered accountant student Simamkele Mcinga said as accounting students they are happy.
"The introduction of things like business seminars and entrepreneurial workshop could be ways to increase the skills and aspire young chartered accountants in their development," she said.Meanwhile, Saica nation-building executive Chantyl Mulder said she wants WSU students who qualify as chartered accountants to be immensely proud..