The Faculty of Accounting and Finance (FAF) of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) has launched its maiden business summit as part of the activities to mark the FAF Professional week celebrations.
The week-long celebration is themed, Building the Entrepreneurial Skills of the Accounting and Finance Professional in the 21st Century.
In his welcome speech, Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Raymond K. Dziwornu mentioned that hitherto, the Faculty’s two departments namely, Accounting and Banking and Finance had been organizing their professional week-long celebrations separately, but the Faculty, after necessary consultations found it expedient for both departments to collaborate with the students to organise the professional week as a Faculty.
Speaking on the theme, Dr. Dziwornu said, “It is in line with making finance people think about creating their own businesses and developing entrepreneurial skills for the future, ”he said.
The week long activities, he stated will include business summits, professional day seminars, a blood donation exercise and sports and a thanksgiving service.
The Dean expressed his profound gratitude to Prof. Charles Barnor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, his predecessor for his vision in conceptualizing the event before his appointment as Pro-Vice-Chancellor. “For the sake of continuity, we, his successors have made it a reality today,” he said.”
Mr. Moses Oblie, representative of the student executives of the Faculty, made up of the Department of Accounting Students (DASA), and the Banking and Finance Students’ Association (BaFSA), was excited the Faculty had designed such a programme and urged his colleagues to actively participate in all the activities and look out for opportunities the week-long celebration would afford them.
The event was attended by students and faculty of the University was chaired by Mr. Stephen Tei Akrobor, Director of the Institute of Professional Studies at UPSA.