ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Accounting, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Gombe State University is one of the pioneer departments in the University, like many other departments in the University, it was first overseen by Professor Sani Abba Aliyu. Then headed by Professor S. K. Msheliza, Professor Muhammad Mainoma, Professor Somasundara, Professor Ekoja B. Ekoja, Professor Bawa and now under the headship of Mallam Abdullahi Muhammad Jikan-Jatum.
The Department started graduating students in 2009 and so far it has graduated more than one thousand students at the Undergraduate level. The Department enjoys both the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (ICAN) full accreditations. The Department runs B. Sc. Accounting programmes both on full and part time bases. The Department becomes full fledged with the introduction of M. Sc. Accounting and Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGDAF) and Ph D Accounting in 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic sessions respectively. The Department has now submitted proposals for the introduction of B. Sc. Banking and Finance, Master in Treasury Management (MTM) and Master in Accounting and Finance (MAF). B. Sc. Taxation is another programme that the Department wishes to introduce in the very nearest future.
The Department’s programmes are structured in such a way that our students will appreciate both the theory and practice of accounting with particular emphasis on the NUC benchmark and the syllabuses of the relevant professional bodies. This makes it possible for the graduates of the Department to sit and pass the relevant professional examinations within record times. More than 10 graduates of the Department are qualified chartered accountants (ACAs) and more than 30 are Certified National Accountants (CNAs).
The Department is blessed with young, dynamic, intelligent and vibrant members of staff who received their training at home and abroad. The Department has a dedicated well equipped computer laboratory for teaching students accounting software. At present, the students’ population of the Department stands at more than eight hundred.