The Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) University is a postgraduate institution of excellence in the provision of quality university education in the specialised field of Accountancy and allied subjects in Nigeria. The University is makes rapid positive contributions as a specialised Accounting University in Nigeria and globally building on the reputation of its Proprietor and the Nigerian College of Accountancy that it operates. The University represents the overlaying effort of the Association and its Governing Council and makes further giant contributions to the development of Accounting profession in Nigeria. The University draws on the experience and expertise of the Nigerian College of Accountancy over the years in the provision of excellent professional accounting of Nigeria in setting up the University is in agreement with the objectives of the National Policy on Education in seeking to guarantee access to education for all Nigerians, as well as to make sure that education addresses the need of individuals and of the country.
The motivation for the establishment of a University for Accountancy was borne out of the vision of current Governing Council of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) to build on the reputation and achievements of its Nigerian College of Accountancy in providing professional Accounting Education and certification to Nigerian Accountants; as well as to secure the future of Accountancy and Accounting professional in a specialized institution dedicated solely to study, teaching and research in Accountancy and allied subjects. The motivation was also promised in the need to pull diverse resources and human expertise in a single location committed to the advancement of Accounting that no single University presently in Nigeria is able to achieve. Further motivation was drawn from the comfortable financial standing of the Association as a critical factor considered towards establishing the University that shall not only be unique in nature, but shall be built on Professionalism, Service and Integrity.
Having consolidated a vision to establish the University with support of all members and after wide consultations, the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) commenced the process to actualise the dream of establishing the ANAN University. The Proprietor of the ANAN University appointed a Planning and Implementation Committee (PIC) made of seasoned academics and other professionals to handle the planning and takeoff activities for the establishment of the University. It was part of the responsibilities of the PIC to prepare this Academic Brief, to meet the requirements of the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the establishment of private Universities in Nigeria. The document provides academic and administrative guidance to the University from its inception through its phases of development.
A global leading institution in advancing the Science of Accountancy
To be a premium brand of choice in Accounting education, research and practice
The overarching philosophy of the University is the continuous advancement of the science of Accountancy that is premised on providing a comprehensive and accomplished education through amalgamation of quality academic environment with excellent human resources and production of premium students with deepened knowledge of Accounting specialisations
To advance the quest for truth and knowledge through intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, research and service.
To foster and rely upon climates of mutual trust to encourage and support the free exchange of ideas which in turn allows scholarly inquiry to reach its fullest potential.
To establish clear and transparent expectations, standards and practices to support fairness in the interactions of students, faculty, and administrators.
To value the interactive, cooperative, participatory nature of learning; to honour, value, and consider diverse opinions and ideas.
To promote personal accountability coupled with the willingness of individuals and groups to lead by example, uphold mutually agreed-upon standards, and take action when they encounter wrongdoing.
To translate the values from talking points into action, standing up for them in the face of pressure and adversity with determination, commitment, and courage.
The law establishing the ANAN University has outlined its objectives aimed at meeting its vision and mission. The objectives of the ANAN University are to: