Of concern however is the fact that many taxpaying citizens continue to be duped and flock to the cheap deals being offered by these fly-by-night operators while sacrifice valuable retirement funds.
In other words, all organisations in Fiji who are bound by law to pay levies to TPAF are subsidizing against their knowledge and will, a university that should otherwise compete with the rest on an even playing field.
Expert assesses accounting degrees
Saturday, February 05, 2011
THE Fiji Institute of Accountants has brought in an expert to assess locally offered accounting degrees.
Retired Australia National University Business and Economics dean Professor Keith Houghton arrived in the country a few days ago to do the job.
A key part of the mission of The Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) is to ensure the quality and educational relevance of accounting degrees awarded to students in Fiji.
Professor Houghton, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and of CPA Australia was pleased to return to Fiji to assist in the important quality assurance process. He would start the process with the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting degrees at the Fiji National University (FNU) this month.
The process to assess the degrees of the University of the South Pacific and the University of Fiji would begin in July.
"The accreditation process involves a careful examination of the educational content of each of the core subjects in each of the degrees and key elective subjects" Professor Houghton said.
"We will look at the quality of delivery of educational offerings, the type of assessment used, the resources available for students and staff, the use of industry attachments and the university's own quality control process."