Number one: (From left, back) Carol Gordon, Dave Kornik, Shaun Parsons, Abdu-Rahman Abrahams and Jean-Pierre Welman; and (from left, front) Tracey Ruddy, Chloe Blumberg and Charles Stuart, academic article trainees in the Department of Accounting, all passed part one of the professional qualifying examination of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
UCT graduates again achieved the highest pass rate in part one of the professional qualifying examinations set by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
The UCT pass rate was 85.4% against a national average of 45.3%. In addition, UCT first-timers achieved a pass rate of 89.4% against a national average of 52.3%.
John Bradshaw, whose try-scoring exploits in the UCT rugby side earned him a Western Province call-up, was placed fifth in the country. All eight academic article trainees in the UCT Department of Accounting also successful completed the exams.
Particularly rewarding was the pass rate of 87.5% for black UCT graduates, Associate Professor Michael Wormald, head of the Department of Accounting, pointed out. Eleven out of 15 (73%) African, 11 out of 11 (100%) coloured and six out of six (100%) Indian graduates passed.