Request for Expression of Interest at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

(Established by Act of Parliament No. 15 of 1965)


Request for Expression of Interest: ICAN Learning Materials


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) is one of the largest Professional Accountancy Bodies in Africa with close to 40,000 members and over 20,000 active professional level students.

The Institute is currently reviewing all aspects of its Professional Qualification in preparation for a new syllabus to be examined for the first time in November 2014. The changes to the Professional Qualification are taking place as part of ICAN regular curriculum review and also as one element of a twinning project with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).


A key element of the development of the qualification will be the creation of a new set of learning materials for the proposed syllabus. It is ICAN’s intention to outsource the development of these materials and is now seeking expression of interest from publishing houses or accountancy trainers who would be interested in working with ICAN. The learning materials would need to be ready to print by early 2014.


The new syllabus will be a 15-paper, 3-level curriculum benchmarked against currently accepted best practices and leading accountancy bodies. It will comply with IFAC International Education Standards. With the exception of Nigerian Tax, Law and Public Sector Accounting papers (3 in total) which will be developed separately, it is expected that all papers will be provided by a single publishing house.    It is anticipated that publishers may be able to use elements of their current publications for other professional qualifications as a starting point for this project.


The learning materials will consist of:

  • A study text for each subject.
  • A question bank for each subject.
  • Two mock exams for each subject


Although the immediate requirement is for the development of these 12 papers it is anticipated that in the future there will be a regular updating contract and there may also be a requirement to develop courseware (lecture notes, slides, supplementary questions and exams).


Expressions of interest are now invited from Publishers of Accountancy earning materials or trainers who would be interested in developing mastercopies of the material on one hand and print copies, if ICAN requires. It is ICAN’s intention to shortlist publishers to whom a detailed Terms of Reference will be sent prior to a formal submission of tenders. The tender will be awarded by September 30, 2013.


Additional information can be obtained from the ICAN Registrar/Chief Executive, Mr. Rotimi A. Omotoso, FCA ( ) or Mr. Abel Aig. Asein (


Expressions of Interest are to be submitted to ICAN Registrar/Chief Executive, Mr. Rotimi A. Omotoso, MBA, FCA by September 5, 2013, outlining the following:

  • Name and contact details.
  • Current publication list and relevant experience.
  • Professional or Academic Accountancy examinations currently publishing for.
  • Financial information (most recent audited accounts)


For further enquiries, please call or write to:


Registrar/Chief Executive

Plot 16, Idowu Taylor Street,

Victoria Island,


Tel: 7642294, 7642295





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