By Andrew Huboshi, Jos
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has given the sum of N1 million to four Nigeria students studying accountancy in some tertiary institutions of the country.
Dakwak Nerat Musa a 200 level accounting student of University of Jos, was among the beneficiaries who received the sum of N250, 000.
Speaking at the presentation of the aforementioned sum to Nerat, at the office of the Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Jos, Chairman ICAN Jos and District Society, Mr. Teryila Dooiyor, said the award is in celebration of 100th birthday of the Doyen of Accountancy profession in Nigeria (Mr. Akintola Williams), which was on the 9th August, 2019.
“On behalf of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), I have the pleasure of informing you Dakwak Nerat Musa of the Accounting Department, University of Jos, Plateau State has been awarded the Akintola Williams Centenary scholarship.
“The award was Instituted by our Institute to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mr. Akintola Williams, the Doyen of Accountancy profession in Nigeria on August 9th, 2019.
“The one off award is in the sum of N250, 000”, he maintained.
He said similar amount was given to three other students from three other tertiary institutions in the country.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, who was represented by the
Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Samuel A. Ocholi, commended the Institute for taken such a decision to reach to outstanding students, adding that the gesture will spur the student and other students to do better.
Also speaking, Ag. Head, Department of Accounting, Dr. Mary A. Ogenyi, who was full of joy, thanked ICAN for the scholarship, urging the Institute to continue to support outstanding students especially indigent ones.
“Honestly, I’m very proud because is coming from our department and of course University of Jos”.
In her remarks, mother of the recipient, who has been a widow for the past ten years, Hanatu Musa, who could not hold back her tears, thanked the Institute for finding her daughter worthy of the award.
She said, “Since my husband passed away ten years ago, it has not been easy, but God has been faithful, and today He has shown his faithfulness to us”.
Responding the visibly excited Nerat, thanked ICAN for the scholarship, and promised to continue to work had, saying she hopes to be a member of the Institute upon graduation.