The legally backed corporate body with charged with the control and supervision of the Computing Profession in Nigeria is the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN). The body determines what standards of knowledge and skills required for prospective computing profession members. They review these standards often depending on the need for it.
As members prepare for their IT Assembly of 2019 scheduled to hold on the 26th – 27th of June in Abuja, the body has expressly stated that that information technology is a very critical profession, which does not give room for unwholesome and unregulated practices hence, activities of unregistered IT practitioners in Nigeria are frowned at.
In the representation of CPN at a forum in Lagos Nigeria, a few days ago, was the Vice-President/Vice Chairman-in-Council, Kole Jagun, the President/Chairman-in-Council, Prof Charles Onuwa Uwadia and Registrar/Secretary to the CPN Council, Mr. Allwell Achumba
The registrar said in his speech “As a country, we need to create wealth and sustain the prosperity through digital infrastructure by giving more people the knowledge and skills to compete, collaborate and connect so as to move the country forward,” He also added that the global currency of the 21st century economies are digital knowledge and skills. Hence active players in such an economy should not ignore Information Technology forums such as this one. The forthcoming 2-day programmed IT assembly is themed, “Digital Infrastructure: Defining the Next Step” and is expected to include an Induction Lecture with the topic ‘The Significance of Professionalism, IT Ethics & Codes of Professionals’, INEC speaking on eVoting and the possibilities and more.
The CPN president also took to the podium to re-establish the body’s stance as regards maintaining licensed professionalism in this sector. He said, “So in recognition of this factor, the law says, before you can practice that profession, you must be registered. So that we can know what you do, and where you are. But we also know that there are people who are not even aware of the law. So we try to reach out to them and enlighten them about the law. In addition, we expose them to some of the benefits that they enjoy as members, such as credibility, networking, and collaboration with other registered professionals, as well as opportunities for skills development with regular professional training.”
The assembly is expected to draw participation from the government, academia and private sector with hopes of being informative and a source of solution/progress to the Nigerian IT profession.
Credits- Peter Oluka
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