CPN intensifies efforts to enhance IT profession
Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) has called for efforts that would intensify the Information and Technology (IT) profession in the country.
According to them, Nigeria has both talents and human resources, with vast youthful generation that can accelerate the growth of technology.
This, formed part of the resolution at the just concluded 2018 IT Professionals’ Assembly with the theme: “Professionalism in Information Technology; Past, Present and Future”, organized by CPN in Abuja.
CPN Registrar, Allwell C. Achumba, noted that: “We live in a world driven and powered by intellect and technology, a world where we see nations rise and fall as a result of its embrace or neglect of Information Technology. Therefore, we need to intensify our efforts at developing the IT profession in Nigeria. We should not pay lip service to our efforts at building a solid and highly respected IT profession in Nigeria. It is for the good of the profession, the nation as well as the professionals and practitioners who will be reaping the dividends of their sacrifice. Information Technology profession has lots of prospects in Nigeria.”
Achumba submitted that practitioners should not be tired of masking more efforts and sacrifices especially in terms of effective regulation of the IT Profession in the country.
In his opening remarks/welcome speech, the President/Chairman-in-Council, Prof. Charles Uwadia said that the year 2018 edition of the IT Professionals’ Assembly was special in many regards. First, it was the first since his election into office at the 23rd AGM.
Secondly, he said the Assembly coincided with the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Council, adding: “the choice of the theme for this Assembly, therefore involved an assessment of the progress that IT practice has made in the past 25 years, where the country presently is regarding bridging the digital divide and deploring IT for the common good as a people, and also foraying and projecting into the future, regarding the boundless opportunities that the profession, IT practice portends for this dear nation.”
From his perspective, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, represented by the Director, ICT, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. I. K. Oji, noted that the Federal Government recognised the critical role of IT in its developmental agenda, and has therefore made it a priority.
The Minister lamented the poor state of IT in the country. He challenged Council to work with government towards the attainment of the national goals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He also challenged members on nation building, urging them to facilitate technology – enabled learning as a way of preparing the youths for the future workplace.