The Nkuhlu Department of Accounting welcomes current and prospective students to the Home Page of this professional and dynamic department. Please navigate through these pages to understand the programmes that we offer, the staff that deliver these programmes and the support that is offered to Accounting students at the University of Fort Hare. We enjoy engaging with you and invite you to use the Contact Us details provided on this site.
The Nkuhlu Department of Accounting is proudly named after Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, an alumnus of UFH and the first African to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa. Our history inspires us to be the leading access university for accounting studies in South Africa, to maintain our high academic standards, to embrace a culture of ethical behaviour and to humanise our pedagogy (i.e. to recognise the humanity of the people involved in the teaching and learning process).
We embody this vision through our core value of CARE-ing – being Committed, Accessible and Accountable, Responsible and Enthusiastically Excellent.
The programmes offered by the department are accredited by various professional bodies – the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). The accreditation by these professional bodies enhances the value of our qualifications and ensures that our graduates are sought after by employers in the market.
The Nkuhlu Department of Accounting of the University of Fort Hare currently offers 5 programmes:
During your Accounting studies you will learn technical competencies and skills while developing personal and professional attributes of self-management and self-regulation, problem solving and decision making, effective communication, ethical behavior, accountability, team work and management skills. The technical knowledge and skills that you develop during the degree will set you on a path of life-long learning to keep ahead in an ever-changing global business environment.
A degree in Accounting is a great way to start your journey to becoming a responsible leader who creates value in a sustainable and professional way. The accountancy profession is a rewarding one, offering opportunities for personal growth while becoming a business manager or owner, a professional accountant, auditor, financial manager, tax consultant, financial director, chief executive officer and more!
The Department of Accounting is considered a "flagship" department of University of Fort Hare. We have a passionate, dedicated and forward-thinking team. The small class size facilitates maximum student interaction in lectures and tutorials and allows students plenty of time to consult with individual lecturers when they encounter difficulties.
We have a good Qualifying Examination pass rate since our accreditation by SAICA, achieving an overall passrate over 90% for the past 7 years.