IFRS Adoption and Its Integration into Accounting Education Curriculum in Nigerian Universities

Nassar, Lanre. M, Uwuigbe, Olubukunola Ranti, Uwuigbe, Uwalomwa, Abuwa Joel Tochukwu


The International Financial Reporting Standard is a major topic in the accounting profession today as more countries are involved in the adoption. However, the adoption of IFRSs without an adequate representation of same, in the curricula will have negative effects and create problems such as improper curriculum coordination. This study examines the integration of IFRS into accounting education curriculum in Nigeria. Data for this research was majorly collected from primary sources through the use of 240 copies of questionnaire being distributed to a sample of 4 private universities in Nigeria. The study used the regression analysis test statistic, one sample t-test and chi-square analysis to test the hypotheses and to validate the model specified. The result gives a pointer to the readiness of accounting education for the adoption of IFRS. The results revealed that IFRS adoption factors influence the inclusion of IFRS in university curriculum. It also revealed that students are aware of issues which relates to IFRS meaning they have sufficient knowledge of the standard. The research recommends more efforts to aid the training of educators and the provision of training facilities to aid proper integration of IFRS in the curriculum.

Keywords: International Financial Reporting Standards, Integration, Accounting Education, Curriculum

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