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  • PAU Alumna Appointed Vice Chair of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

    The Secretary-General of the United Nations has confirmed that Lagos Business School Alumna, Ms Bola Adesola, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Nigeria, will serve as one of the two Vice-Chairs of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Mr Paul Polman of the Netherlands, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, will serve as the other Vice-Chair.

    According to a statement issued on the 20th of April, Ms. Adesola and Mr. Polman succeed out-going United Nations Global Compact Board Vice-Chair, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Former Chairman of Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies and of Anglo American plc.

    Both Ms. Adesola and Mr. Polman have served on the Board of the United Nations Global Compact previously, and will bring to the position a wealth of experience in the private sector, in the corporate sustainability space and specifically with the United Nations Global Compact itself.

    Ms. Adesola has served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd since 2011. She has over 25 years of banking experience, including at First Bank of Nigeria and at Citibank. Ms. Adesola is an alumna of both Lagos Business School and Harvard Business School, as well as having obtained a law degree from the University of Buckingham.

    The statement concluded by saying “as Chair of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact, the Secretary-General looks forward to working closely with Ms. Adesola and Mr. Polman, along with United Nations Global Compact Executive Director, Lise Kingo, as they lead the United Nations Global Compact, the entry point for business within the broader United Nations system”.

  • ICAN: PAU Graduates to Write Only the Final Stage

    Graduates of PAU’s Accounting Programme will now need to write only the final stage of accreditation exams of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). This is the import of a formal communication from the Registrar/Chief Executive of ICAN, Mr John I. Evbodaghe, notifying the University of the approval of the Mutual Cooperation Agreement with Tertiary Institutions (MCATI) Scheme between the University and ICAN by the body’s Governing Council.

    As reported earlier, known as ICAN-MCATI, this is the higher of two accreditations awarded by ICAN (the other is known as Basic Accreditation). The key difference is that graduates of departments who have the basic accreditation are exempt from 7 out of the 16 ICAN courses while graduates of departments who have the ICAN-MCATI are exempt from 11 out of the 16 ICAN courses. This means students on graduation only have to write the final set of ICAN exams to earn the prestigious charter. Less than 4% of eligible Nigerian institutions have this accreditation.

    Additionally, this accreditation is a license the students can leverage to gain subject exemptions when writing the professional examinations of ACCA (UK), ICAEW (England & Wales) and so many offshore accounting professional bodies who mostly rely on ICAN certification before granting subject exemptions to accounting graduates. The difference between ICAN accredited institutions and non-ICAN accredited institutions is quite significant in terms of length of time spent to become a professional accountant, cost associated with non-exempt subjects which students from ICAN accredited institutions will not be examined again in and other psychological factors.

    The formal signing ceremony of the agreement is expected in the coming weeks.

  • PAU’s Department of Accounting Achieves ICAN Accreditation

    The accounting department in Pan-Atlantic University’s School of Management and Social Sciences (SMSS) has achieved the Mutual Cooperation Agreement with Tertiary Institutions (MCATI) accreditation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

    Known as ICAN-MCATI, this is the higher of two accreditations awarded by ICAN (the other is known as Basic Accreditation). The key difference is that graduates of departments who have the basic accreditation are exempt from 7 out of the 16 ICAN courses while graduates of departments who have the ICAN-MCATI are exempt from 11 out of the 16 ICAN courses. This means students on graduation only have to write the final set of ICAN exams to earn the prestigious charter. Less than 4% of eligible Nigerian institutions have this accreditation.

    Additionally, this accreditation is a license the students can leverage to gain subject exemptions when writing the professional examinations of ACCA (UK), ICAEW (England & Wales) and so many offshore accounting professional bodies who mostly rely on ICAN accreditation before granting subject exemptions to accounting graduates.  The difference between ICAN accredited institutions and non-ICAN accredited institutions is quite significant in terms of length of time spent  to become a professional accountant, cost associated with non-exempt subjects which students from ICAN accredited  institutions will not be examined again in and other psychological factors.

  • PAUF Board of Trustee Member Passes on

    Dr. Theodora Olabisi Falodun, a member of the board of trustees of the Pan-Atlantic University Foundation passed away on the 23 February at the age of 55. Dr. Falodun had a first degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, and a PhD in Education from the University of Navarre, Spain.

    Dr. Falodun was a very well respected professional, who had worked at various times as a teacher and administrator in institutions such as the Wavecrest College for Hospitality (Monotechnic), and the projects of Women’s Board and the Nigerian Association for Women Advancement. She was also a director of studies in several educational projects whose spiritual formation is undertaken by the Opus Dei Prelature.

    Dr. Olabisi Falodun touched many lives, and since her passing on 23 February, hundreds of people have been keeping wake and praying before her mortal remains. She was laid to rest on Monday 26 February 2018 after a Funeral Mass at the Lagoon School Lagos.

  • First Career Fair for Undergraduates Holds in PAU

    The first ever career for undergraduate students in Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) held on Thursday, 15th February in the T Y Danjuma Academic Complex in the main campus of PAU. A total of 26 companies attended the one-day event and spent the day interviewing the final year students as well as full-time masters students of the School of Media and Communication.

    The companies in attendance included Sterling Bank, KPMG, PWC, FCMB, FBN Quest, Argentil, NTA, Ringier, BrandEye, GTBank, Zoto, Precise Financial Systems, Ascentech, Stanbic IBTC, Reliance Infosytems Limited, ICAN, Simeon’s Pivot Resources, Nigerian Bottling Company, Primlaks, SKG Pharma, Chapel Hill Denham, Falcon, Caritas Reputation Solutions, Nestle, The Guardian and BusinessDay.

  • PAU Holds 14th Convocation Ceremony

    The 14th Convocation Ceremony of Pan-Atlantic University for the Award of Degrees and Diplomas held on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 in the Honeywell Group Auditorium at the Lekki Campus of the University. A total of 216 candidates were awarded degrees and diplomas at the event.

    The Guest Speaker was Mr Ademola Olutayo Osinubi, the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of Punch Newspapers.

    The ceremony was presided over by Mr Pascal Dozie CON, Pro-Chancellor of the University. In his address, Mr Dozie welcomed the graduands and their guests to the University. He then took advantage of the occasion to share some thoughts on the role of Private Universities in Nigeria and what it could mean for the future of higher education in Nigeria. He drew a comparison between the current field of private universities in the country and the private banks in the early 1990s and how over time, a competition driven consolidation led to larger, bigger banks and a more robust financial services sector.

    According to him, “out of this crop, the future standard bearers of higher education in Nigeria will arise and in doing this, they will contribute immensely to the transformation of university education in Nigeria. This, in turn, will be critical in our nation’s quest for development for as is well known by now, no nation can achieve meaningful development in the absence of centres of academic excellence at the tertiary level”.