BICA to bolster public accountant skills, employment

Evans Mulera PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Evans Mulera PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) has selected the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accounts (BICA) to pilot its African Professionalisation Initiative (API) learning programme.

The programme is designed to offer accountants the skills they need to effectively enter and operate in the public accounting sector.

Identifying the shortage of qualified public accountants across Africa, PAFA consulted and partnered with state accountant-generals, professional accounting organisations and supreme audit institutions across Africa and formulated the API to bridge the gap in the most efficient manner possible.

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