Make Your Services Available To All – Dr Adutwum Challenges Accountants

Make Your Services Available To All - Dr Adutwum Challenges Accountants

The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has challenged accountants to make their services readily available to small-scale businesses in the country.

According to him, the time had come for accountants to break the status quo and solicit for the services of small businesses, including farmers, noting that the accounting profession permeated all aspects of society.

Check This Out: GES demotes Wawase D/A Basic School Headteacher for using Pupils on Farmland during Instructional Hours

At the 37th graduation and admission ceremony of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG), in Accra on Saturday, Dr Adutwum said if the services of accountants were not felt or consumed by the ordinary Ghanaian, then they were not doing enough.

“We should expand our scope and allow accountants to solicit for the services of small businesses such as farmers and market women.

“I do not know how you have approached your lives so far as you progress on the educational ladder, but I wish to urge and admonish you as new charted accountants to avoid petty compromises and get-rich-quick schemes,” he emphasised.

Dr Adutwum also encouraged the graduands not to give up too early since they would encounter obstacles as they pursued their accounting profession.

Check This Out: GES gradually ignoring Upgrading with Degrees for Promotion Exams – Ellis Ferdinand


The second 2021 graduation ceremony was the 37th since the inception of the programme by the ICAG.

In all, 439 qualified accountants were inducted into the institute while 563 new members were duly admitted to join the institute after satisfying specific qualification criteria, including 19 Accounting Technician Scheme West Africa (ATSWA) graduands.

The purpose of the graduation was to formally admit new members into the fold of the institute’s existing membership.

Some of the new members have qualified by successfully passing all three levels of the Chartered Accountants (CA) professional examinations while others have met the requirements through assessment of training they had received at equivalent professional accountancy bodies.

The Overall Best Candidates for levels one, two and three went to Frank Owusu, Elliot Akplaga, and Celestine Esi Adzayi in that respect. Celestine Esi Adzayi was also declared the Best Female Candidate, as well as the Best First Attempt candidate.

Educational policies

Dr Adutwum also used the opportunity to tout the government’s educational policies, namely the Free Senior High School policy, Double Track System and Teachers Licensure Examination.

While acknowledging that there were infrastructural challenges, he was quick to add that the government had introduced innovative ways to quickly deal with the situation to be able to catch up with the rest of the world.

That, he said, informed the government’s decision to introduce the Double Track System and added that the system was a leapfrog strategy, which he said: “countries such as Kenya and Uganda have started learning from us”.

Streamlining activities

The President of ICAG, Professor Williams Abayaawien Atuilik, congratulated the newly-admitted members and graduands and challenged them to be ambassadors of the institute as they stepped out.

He added his voice to the call on accountants to be proactive and look for new ways to help small-scale businesses through their accounting works.

Check This Out: Smuggling of Mobile Phones among top 4 examination Irregularities during WASSCE 2021

Make Your Services Available To All - Dr Adutwum Challenges Accountants | 1



Get the  WAEC Marking Schemes HERE

Get theNaCCA/GES Standard-Based Lesson Plans HERE


Get the Ghana Education ServiceNew Standard–Based Scheme of Learning (SOL)HERE

Get the Ghana Education Service New Standard–Based Curriculum HERE

Get the WAECBECE, WASSCE, NTC Licensure Exam, and Teachers’ Promotion Exam Past Questions HERE

Download Teachers Guide on SBCand CCP Curriculums HERE

♥Copyright Notice: Content on This Website is Copyright Protected. No Part of this Content should be Reproduced without the Consent of the Author(s) or Recognition to the source of the Content.© 2020 Ellis Multimedia: All Rights Reserved.♥






Leave a Reply