Co – Ordinator Accounting Dept
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Accounting, Anchor University, Lagos. I wish to congratulate each of you, first on having secured your University place and second, for having the good sense to choose to study at the Anchor University, Lagos. Department of Accounting puts the student at the centre of everything it does; your experiences here at AUL and your success are important to each and every member of staff who works here. Your arrival at AUL marks a new chapter in the story of your life. But this chapter is a bit different. The preceding chapters were largely written by others – your parents, guardians, families, teachers and the like. Now you will be the principal author of the next chapter – you have the opportunity to determine the direction, the plot and the tempo of your story.
This can seem as daunting as it is exciting, as challenging as it is empowering. But the great thing is that you are doing something that you have chosen to do, not something that was chosen for you by others. And while you are here at the Department of Accounting AUL you will have the opportunity to learn new things, acquire new knowledge, develop new skills, and enhance your personal attributes in profound ways that will equip for life after University. At the same time, you will make new friends who will become your friends for life, with whom you will share memories of your Anchor University days for many years to come.
Dear Student, I want you to hold these pieces of advice dear to your heart
1. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LEARNING: Attend classes, do the assignment visit the library and surf the internet to become a world-class Accountant. Most important – understand that while we expect our students to become self-reliant we are to help when that is needed. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
2. MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT AUL: One of the great things about university life is the range of new experiences that will be available to you. You will have abundant opportunities to flourish as a student and as a person. At the Department of Accounting, AUL many of the opportunities are built into your programme while others are extra-curricular. Most of you will undertake co-operative education or practice placements as an integral part of your programme, ensuring that the world of learning is intertwined with the world of work. What you learn in the classroom is applied in the workplace which in turn gives you a deeper understanding of what you have learned in the classroom;
3. EMBRACE DIFFERENCE: University is a melting pot. You have come from different backgrounds and communities to pursue your ambitions as students. Work with other students and grow together. Ensure that you build character, courage and competence in all areas of your life.
4. NEVER LET GO OF GOD: In all that you do let God be the centre of it. Personally, have a living and current relationship with God. And with those few words of advice, I wish you every success in your study at the Department of Accounting AUL and I am confident that you will find it an immensely rewarding experience.
Lawrence I. B,Sc M.Sc, P.Hd, FCA ACITN
Area of Interest : Management Accounting, Accounting Ethics, Strategic Financial Management, Oil and Gas Accounting and Human Resource Accounting.