The Challenges of Accounting Education: The Nigerian Experience

Okolie Onyeisi Romanus, Amos Arowoshegbe


The paper reviewed the development of accounting education in Nigeria and the challenges confronting it. It critically examined the state of the profession and the dynamics that will help to build implicit confidence in the Accountant, mould his character and develop analytical mindset which will assist him to provide high standard of professional services. The objective of the paper is to identify the factors that have hindered the adequate and rapid development of accounting profession in Nigeria. These factors were highlighted under the section of challenges facing accounting education in Nigeria. Also the need for accounting education was examined and recommendations were made. It concluded that there is urgent need for effective training and retraining of practicing Accountants, for adequate provision of funds for the education sector and regular review of accounting curriculum to capture modern trends in Accountancy.

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