Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN, Awka and District Society has ended its 2021 one day catch them young sensitization seminar for secondary schools across Anambra State.
The event which took place at Teachers House Awka is an annual event of the Institute which attracted teachers, students, education stakeholders and professionals from diverse backgrounds.
Correspondent Theophilus Ukoha reports that Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria Awka and District Society has over fifty three thousand members across the country with the aim of engineering national development and moulding young achievers from the cradle.
In a welcome address the Chairman ICAN Awka and district society, Mr Chukwuemeka Oriaku, said the Institute is always willing and prepared to mould young adults into becoming professionals in accounting profession.
He said accounting is a noble profession needed in all spheres of human development and industry, and therefore charged the students to embrace available platforms provided by the Institute to become accounting professionals.
In a general career talk titled ‘Early journey to greatness’, a former Anambra State commissioner of finance, Mrs Ngozi Okoye, enumerated the possible steps young achievers should take which includes, starting early to discover what one can do and ability to determine areas of interest, being versatile and focused.
She however urged the students to also take seriously their heavenly accounting, which according to her gives more lasting benefits.
In a presentation, Mr Emmanuel Modozie a chartered accountant, exposed the students to rudiments of how to become a chartered accountant.
He unveiled the ICAN scholarship scheme which he said is available to any interested persons. UPSOT
Some of the students, Onyedika Obinna from Unizik high school, Maryann Eneh of St John of God Secondary school Awka and David Emmanuel Community Secondary School Agulu Awka, all expressed gratitude to the Institute for opening their eyes to the steps to becoming an achiever.
Over one hundred and thirty students and their teachers from selected secondary schools in the State attended the event.
Question and answer session and presentation of gifts also featured at the event.