To Offer Professional Training and Certification Services Abu-Ghazaleh and Al-Balqa' Applied University President Sign Cooperation Agreement

31-Aug-2020

AMMAN - The Arab Society of Certified Accountants (ASCA - Jordan) and Al-Balqa' Applied University (BAU) signed a cooperation agreement in the field of specialized professional training and certification services.

Signed by HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, ASCA Chairman, and Prof. Dr. Abdullah Al-Zoubi, BAU President, at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) headquarters, the agreement aims at preparing qualified trainers in the public and private sectors, in addition to developing skills in accounting and auditing training fields through ASCA’s professional and academic programs offered at the National Training of Trainers Institute at the University.

While welcoming the University President and the accompanying delegation, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed the importance of cooperation between ASCA and Al-Balqa University in integrating academic education with professional education which offers important benefits to university students, while at the same time it positively impacts the educational process. He further explained that this cooperation would provide students with an added-value:  graduating from the university holding academic and professional certificates, thus qualified to establish their own startups without any assistance. 

Furthermore, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed that in addition to digital learning, classroom teaching remains to be needed. Both systems enhance capacity-building, an approach implemented at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global’s affiliate specialized firms. He added that professional qualifications and diplomas are offered therein in several fields with university graduates constituting the   majority of participants.

He also pointed out that attending professional programs after graduation is based on the fact that the graduates are academically, though not professionally qualified, therefore, such a cooperation would save them precious time.

For his part, Dr. Al-Zoubi said that “signing an agreement with this distinguished Society crystalizes the University’s efforts in preparing qualified and well-trained cadres by the best skilled trainers and specialists in the field,” pointing out that the university seeks, through this agreement, to network with different national sectors with a special focus on the private sector; the main labor force employer. He also pointed out that the University is implementing its ‘Education for Employment’ strategy in order to open new horizons for students and graduates to enhance and enrich their practical skills. 

 “Specialized courses held by the National Training of Trainers Institute at the University target all public and private national institutions which became easier and more accessible thanks to the spread of the University affiliate facilities throughout the Kingdom,” Al-Zoubi said. 

It is worth mentioning that the cooperation agreement stipulates the provision of qualification programs to trainees traditionally and digitally including the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS Expert) and the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) program,  

Other professional qualifications include the International Arab Certified Public Accountant (IACPA) and the International Arab Certified Management Accountant (IACMA) programs. The two certifications consist of four parts and each one of them is followed by a specialized exam and those who successfully pass are awarded certificates.