The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN says it is building more innovations that would boast the economy of Nigeria given the important role being played by Information Communications Technology during covid 19 pandemic.
It has also stepped up its fight against quackery by ensuring high computing professional Ethics and Standards by screening of individuals or Corporate Bodies seeking to be registered to engage in the sale or use of computational machinery and techniques as well as provision of professional services in computing in the country.
In a virtual news conference, the Chairman of Council of CPN, Professor Charles Uwadia said digital technologies have proved beyond measure, its applicability in achieving efficiency in all sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic by playing an indispensable role in sustaining social and economic activities.
Professor Uwadia said the council’s forthcoming 15th IT Professionals’ Assembly will address the Challenges and risks that emerged in the course of embracing various digital innovations and find a lasting innovative solutions to them.
The Chairman in Council said the IT Assembly with the theme Harnessing Digital Technologies for Social and Economic Recovery” which will hold in Abuja on April 8, will have about three hundred inductees inducted into the profession and bring together some of the industry’s most innovative technology distribution and service providers to showcase their products and services; and appreciate the emerging technologies, trends, and risks that are associated with transforming the various industries using IT.
Professor Uwadia said CPN Determins academic standards in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and other related disciplines and acreditation of institutions’ courses and programmes as well as evaluation of certificates in computing profession.
It will be recalled that Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria), (CPN) was established through Act No 49 of 1993.
The Act was passed into law on 10th of June and gazetted on the 9th of August that year. It is a corporate entity that is charged with the regulation, control and supervision of the computing profession and practice in Nigeria in line with Section 1 (2) of the Act.
The Council hereinafter referred to as CPN is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education.