Department Of Accounting

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PROFESSOR OKPANACHI JOSHUA
Head of Department, Accounting
 

OVERVIEW

The Department of Accounting was decoupled from the Department of Economics and Management Sciences (EMS) in the 2013/2014 academic session. The journey began in 1997 when BSc Accounting Programme was introduced in the then Department of Economics and the name of the department was changed from Department of Economics to Department of Economics and Management Sciences.

Following the restructuring of academic programmes by the NDA authority in 2002, the EMS department was mandated to award a combined degree in Economics and Accounting. However, in 2007, the department was given approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC) Resources Verification Team to award separate degrees (BSc) in Accounting and Economics. The Accounting Programme performed excellently during the 2012 NUC Accreditation exercise as reflected by the score of 89.1percent.

In April 2016, the name of the Department was changed to the Department of Accounting and Management. This became necessary so that it can house the management programmes which were hitherto domiciled in Economics Department.  This was to align with the NUC classification of Management Science since Economics is classified as Social Science. Thus, Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and PhD Management programmes were moved to the Department of Accounting and Management.

At present, the Department of Accounting and Management offers courses leading to the award of degrees in the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The degrees awarded are Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting and Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting. It also admits students for Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGDAF) as remedial training to enable such students to pursue postgraduate programmes in the accounting discipline. The Department recently got approval to run Post Graduate Diploma in Logistic and Transport (PGDLT). The programme is aimed at training Logistics and transport Personnel in the Nigerian Armed Forces and other civilians in need of the Programme.

The Degree Programme aims at producing graduate officers (Officer Cadets) who are able to proffer solutions to socio-economic problems that affect the Nigerian Armed Forces and the society at large. It has also been designed to:

  1. Produce officers who are competent professionals and financial experts with broad foundation knowledge in the field of Accounting.

  2. Provide officer cadets with a balanced academic curriculum of study which will enable them to contribute effectively to the operational needs of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and

  3. Ensure competence in their chosen field of study through the acquisition of relevant skills.

Currently, the Department of Accounting has a total of 57 Cadets spread through 64-67 Regular courses pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. At the Postgraduate level, there are 102 registered students pursuing MSc Accounting, and 26 students undergoing PhD in Accounting, while 45 others are on PGDAF.

The Department of Accounting is headed by DR Terzungwe Nyor who is an Associate Professor. The department has 7 full-time lecturers and is complemented by 3 visiting lecturers who are involved in teaching, research and community service. The non-academic staff in the department help with the administrative work and provide service support to the academic staff.

Since the inception of the Accounting programme, it has undergone considerable review and restructuring both in scope and content. All the programmes in the department have been drawn to meet the requirements of the NUC and the National Policy on Education, and have fully earned the accreditation of the NUC for the B.Sc Accounting and M.Sc Accounting programme. The BSc Degree programme particularly is aligned with the standards by professional bodies of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Association of National Accountants of Nigerian (ANAN).

History of Department

The Department of Accounting was reclassified as the Department of Accounting and Management, in order to correct anomalies in the structure and organization of some management courses in April 2016.

The Department was decoupled from the Department of Economics and Management Sciences (EMS) in the 2013/2014 academic session. The journey began in 1997 when BSc Accounting Programme was introduced in the then Department of Economics and the name of the department was changed from Department of Economics to Department of Economics and Management Sciences.

Following the restructuring of academic programmes by the NDA authority in 2002, the EMS department was mandated to award a combined degree in Economics and Accounting. However, in 2007, the department was given approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC) Resources Verification Team to award separate degrees (BSc) in Accounting and Economics. The Accounting Programme performed excellently during the 2012 NUC Accreditation exercise as reflected by the score of 89.1percent.

While under the Department of EMS, the Accounting Option produced two first-class graduate officers (Officer Cadets) and graduated one MSc and four Ph.D. students. Most of our graduate officers (Officer Cadets) are now serving in the finance corp of the Nigerian Armed Forces units. 

At present, the Department of Accounting offers courses leading to the award of degrees in the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The degrees awarded are Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting and Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting. It also admits students for Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Transport (PGDLT) and  Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGDAF) as remedial training to enable such students to pursue postgraduate programs in the accounting discipline.

The MSc Accounting Programme performed excellently well during the 2015 NUC MSc accreditation exercise as reflected by the score of 71.8 per cent. Owing to the classification of the department in April 2016 as the Department of Accounting and Management, NDA Postgraduate programs in management mounted in the Department of Economics were moved to the Department of Accounting and Management in order to secure the intellectual legitimacy of their academic awards. They are Doctorate Degree in Management (Ph.D. Mgt), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).

Mission

The mission of the military professional education and training at NDA is to make potential officer-leader master military concepts and skills, and know the role and employment of elements of the Armed Forces. Consequently, the NDA is charged with the responsibility to produce graduate officers who are enlightened military leaders with strong moral courage and creative critical, and resourceful minds. These qualities are developed through a combination of the academic and military training curriculum. The Armed Forces today work with both men and machines, and serves in Nigeria and abroad, it needs officers whose education has provided them with a firm grasp of the realities of sciences, engineering, and understanding of mankind.

The Degree Programme aims at producing graduate officers (Officer Cadets) who are able to proffer solutions to socio–economic problems that affect the Nigerian Armed Forces and the society at large. It has also been designed to:

  1. Produce officers who are competent professionals and financial experts with broad foundation knowledge in the field of Accounting.

  2. Provide officer cadets with a balanced academic curriculum of study which will enable them to contribute effectively to the operational needs of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and

  3. Ensure competence in their chosen field of study through the acquisition of relevant skills.

Currently, the Department of Accounting & Management has a total of 48 Cadets spread through 62-65 Regular courses pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and 45 others are on Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGDAF).

The Department of Accounting & Management is headed by Dr Terzungwe Nyor who is an Associate Professor. The department has 10 full-time lecturers, a graduate assistant and is complemented by 4 visiting lecturers who are involved in teaching, research and community service. The non-academic staff in the department help with the administrative work and provide service support to the academic staff.

Since the inception of the Accounting programme, it has undergone considerable review and restructuring both in scope and content. All the programmes in the department have been drawn to meet the requirements of the NUC and the National Policy on Education, and have fully earned the accreditation of the NUC. The BSc Degree programme particularly is aligned with the standards by professional bodies of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Association of National Accountants of Nigerian (ANAN).

Academic Staff

 1. T Nyor Professor 
 2. Eniola Samuel Agbi Assoc Professor
 3. Dr Onipe Adabenege Yahaya  
 4. Mohammed, Nma Ahmed. Lecturer 1
 5. Dr. L.O. Mustapha Senior Lecturer
 6. Suleiman Tauhid Lecturer 1
 7. Dr.  SG Joshua Lecturer 1
 8. Mrs Irom Marvis Irom  
 9. Mrs Latifat Abdulsalam Abdulfatah  
 10. Adzor Ibiamke adzor Assistant Lecturer
 11. Adegboye Damilola Omolabake  
12.  Ajepe Ayobami Oluwatoyin Assistant Lecturer