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2023 SAICA ITC results affirm UJ as a leader in Accounting Education in South Africa

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has been reaffirmed as a leader in Accounting Education in South Africa, according to the most recent findings of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC). UJ students achieved a 1st time pass rate of 95% and a total of 249 students successfully passed the ITC.

The results, which were announced on Friday, March 31, 2023, also affirmed UJ as a top institution of higher learning in the Transformation narrative in Chartered Accountancy.

The ITC is the first of two professional examinations which prospective Chartered Accountants (CAs) are required to pass in order to register with SAICA as CAs and aims to assess candidates’ technical competence.

UJ celebrates being the leader in the transformation of the Accounting profession by (for the 16th consecutive year) contributing the largest number of successful African candidates (179 candidates) to pass the ITC of all residential universities.

UJ congratulates Ms Tasmiyah Bodhania, Ms Yorisha Nankoo and Mr Luke Wessels who passed with honours, achieving more than 75% in this strenuous examination.

“We are extremely proud of the performance of our UJ students who passed this rigorous examination,” says Professor Ben Marx, Head of the Department of Accountancy. “Whilst the accounting profession saw a reduction in student numbers by Universities who sat for the examination over the last number of years, as well as the lasting impact of Covid-19 on university success rates, UJ on the contrary continued to deliver an increased number of students who wrote and achieved remarkable success in the ITC examination. UJ is proud to have the largest number of all residential students who wrote the exam.”

“This is testimonial to the agility of our students and the commitment of the lecturers and quality of the academic programme. It also emphasises the belief of UJ Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mpedi, that access and excellence are not mutually exclusive. We pay tribute to the exceptional leadership and support of UJ’s Management who fosters a dynamic and stable environment under which students can excel and prosper in their studies.”

Accountancy@UJ is committed to educating critical thinking business professionals for the world of work, whilst at all times being focused and intentional in delivering a dynamic and responsible social impact on society and nation building at large. Our academic programmes are distinctly focused on the development of well-rounded individuals who will be ethical leaders, critical thinkers and innovative enablers in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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