Since there are only 3 of us, we shall offer F7, F8, F9, P1, P2, P3, P4 and P7, altogether 8 papers in ACCA. We unanimously agreed that we shall only offer papers where we have very strong lecturers. Any new member joining us must be from students’ recommendation and we do not want any student to be disappointed with any under-performing lecturers.
I told everyone that we are willing to wait for the right candidate. Let’s not rush it! Let’s get it right!
Sivasathish voiced his concern that some students may want to opt for a different combination of Option papers as some might prefer P6 instead of his paper, P7. Since students may prefer more technical papers like P4, P5 and P6 instead of purely discursive paper such as P7. He suggested including Sivanair in our team.
I too have long heard of Sivanair’s reputation for Taxation and Advanced Taxation. My students just loved him.
With his trademark humorous expression, he can explain taxation very well like in a layman’s language and yet without losing touch of the complexity issue. I would definitely welcome him to our team. Anyway, we need a fatherly figure in our team too.
Initially, he can’t join us because he has just renewed his contract with another prominent college. His timetable is already packed. All three of us were utterly disappointed!
But it seems that heaven is on our side, the said college decided to stop offering the programme unexpectedly, freeing Sivanair with extra spare time now.
Finally, he joyfully accepts Sivasathish’s offer.
Now, we have added another 2 papers, making our total papers offered 10.