Professional Examination Syllabus
The Nigerian College of Accountancy, Jos, is the Training Arm of the Association of National Accountant of Nigeria, (ANAN). By virtue of Act 76 (formerly Decree 76) of 1993, ANAN is charged among other things, with the duty of advancing the science of Accountancy in Nigeria, determining the standards of knowledge and skills to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the accounting profession, and promoting the highest standards of competence, practice and conduct among members of the Profession. Under Sec 8 (1) (d) of Act 76 1993, the Nigerian College of Accountancy (NCA) was set up by ANAN for the purpose of training professional accountants and advancing the science of accountancy by means of research and publications in Nigeria
Pursuant to its statutory defined role, ANAN accredits B Sc./HND Programmes in Departments of Accountancy in Nigerian Universities/Polytechnics to determine their suitability for the production of the right caliber of accountants Since Section 1 (1)(b)of the Act invests ANAN with the authority to determine “the standards of knowledge and skill to be attained by persons seeking to become registered members of the profession”, only the Council of the Association has the power of accreditation for courses taught and examined in the College
The College admits holders of B.Sc/HND in Accountancy from accredited Universities/ Polytechnics to the Professional Programme of the College. Graduates of the allied disciplines-Business Administration, Banking and Finance and Economics-are usually admitted to the Conversion Programme, preparatory to graduation into the Professional Class. As an interim measure, the College currently runs Full-Time professional Class and a Mature Students Programme. Thus the College has on the ground now, the following:
i. A Full-Time Professional Class is indeed the heart of the programme,
ii. A mature students programme for those students who cannot be fully resident at the College during the session Generally, they are holders of B.Sc. HND in Accountancy, currently engaged in gainful employment as accountants and have attained the age of 30 years and above. They are allowed to do distant learning.
iii. A Conversion class comprising students who are seeking graduation into the professional class.
It should be noted that Mature Students and the Conversion Class Programme are both transitional and will be phased out ultimately.
COURSE STRUCTURE FOR PROFESSIONAL CLASS EXAMINATION:
Professional Examination ‘A’ (PEA)
Professional Examination ‘B’ (PEB)
Conversion Course Structure