The Department of Accounting of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) held an oral examination for PhD candidates at the University of Ghana Cedi Conference Centre on the 27th of February, 2020. The viva was organised for two candidates; Mr. Richard Fosu Amankwa and Ms. Regina Mensah Onumah. Professor Bedman Narteh, an Associate Professor at the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was the chairman for the viva.
Mr. Richard Fosu Amankwa gave his presentation on the topic,” Donor Funded Interventions and Activities of a Professional Accountancy Organisation in Ghana”. He was examined by Dr. Samuel Simpson and Dr. Kingsley Appiah. His supervisors for his thesis are Dr. William Coffie and Professor Mohammed Amidu.
Mr. Amankwa’s study sought to explore and describe how donor-funded interventions have influenced the activities of professional accountancy organisations. Other objectives were to investigate the effect of donor-funded training intervention on organisational effectiveness and to solicit stakeholder perceptions about the outcomes of donor-funded interventions. His contribution to the study stated that knowledge of assessment by stakeholders is of an immense benefit to ICAG, in that it will help the ICAG to streamline its processes, procedures and services to meet the demands of the stakeholders.
Ms. Regina Mensah Onumah was supervised by Dr. Samuel Simpson and Dr. Ibrahim Bedi. Her presentation was on the topic,” Ethics in Accounting Education and Practice”. Her thesis was grouped into four research papers which had their various implications to the study, contributions and recommendations. Her contributions to the study aim at offering direction to policymakers on key drivers, output, benefits and barriers of ethical attitude and ethics curriculum design.
Both candidates were assessed based on knowledge in the field of study, the study’s contribution to literature and demonstrated ownership of work. Mr. Amankwa and Ms. Onumah passed the examination successfully and expressed their appreciations to God, their supervisors, family and friends.
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