By Ebun Babalola
Synergy Professionals, an indigenous professional accounting tuition service provider, last Saturday, over the weekend emerged the first gold certified Learning Partner of theÂ United Kingdom based global professional accounting body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Nigeria.
Synergy Professionals is also the first ACCA tuition service provider in the entire West African sub region, to achieve this feat.
At a ceremony, well attended by student members of ACCA in Nigeria and management and staff of Synergy Professionals, the country director of ACCA in Nigeria, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Ademola, on behalf of the ACCA head office in London, formally presented the gold certificate to Synergy Professionals, amidst fanfare.
Receiving the award, the Director of Studies, Synergy Professionals Mr. Jide Ibironke, said: â€œWe are grateful to God and to ACCA for deeming it fit to confer on us this prestigious award. The occasion is not only epoch-making, but unique and unprecedented in the history of any ACCA tuition provider under the current regime, particularly in the West African sub-regionâ€.
His words: â€œwe have not only brought dignity to professional tuition in Nigeria; we have revolutionized the stage and set the pace for the future. Our Synergy was born out of the desire to make a difference, attracting trainees who seek to find a globally respected tuition house that reflects their expectations, values and standardsâ€.
The ACCA country director in Nigeria, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Ademola, congratulated the entire staff and management of Synergy Professionals for meriting such award. She disclosed that the certificate was given after a careful assessment and grading of performance of all the tuition service providers in Nigeria.
She described the accreditation as â€œa significant milestone because Nigeria is the first country to have an ACCA gold accredited Learning Partner in the entire West Africaâ€.
Speaking on the criteria for the certification, Ademola explained that â€˜â€™Synergy Professionals has successfully met all the conditions and challenging performance targets, representing global best practice in the provision of ACCA course tuition and support. Their learning facility, environment, quality of tutors, number and quality of output, among other criteria, qualified them for the accreditation.â€