CIMA Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University recently.
Under this agreement, undergraduates and graduates of BSc in accounting from the university are entitled to a range of exemptions, which include registration at a discounted price, exemption fee waiver and a waiver of the CIMA subscription fee for the duration of their candidature at the university.
At a time with Sri Lanka has been given another opportunity for economic development, the collaboration of an international professional body and an esteemed national university will help transform the national ability to global capability.
Commenting on the MoU, CIMA Regional Director Middle East, South Asia and North Africa Bradley Emerson elaborated, “The ultimate objective of any educational institution is to deliver human talent towards output. Therefore, output ought to be aligned to the external demands, so the output of any education system is not wasted. In a global playing field, if we do not provide our youth with global skills, we, as a nation, will fail. In this context, we are grateful to the open-mindedness of the faculty and students of Wayamba University working with us towards this MoU.”
Professor S.J.B.A Jayasekera, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, stated, “The new partnership between the university and the CIMA would give our degree programmes, especially the programme in accountancy, a boost and recognition. The students would be benefitted immensely and opportunities for their career development would increase. Further, this would also pave the way for our students to get themselves professionally qualified and improve the skills required to perform better and excel in their professional life in a competitive job market.”
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