The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), the country’s agency that regulate the practice of Information Technology, said it has accredited four tertiary institutions in Nigeria on Computer Sciences and related courses from July to October, 2017.
This was disclosed by the President in Council of CPN, Prof. Charles Uwadia at an interaction with the media in Lagos earlier this week.
The four universities, according to Uwadia are Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, B,Sc Computer Science in July, 2017 with Interim accreditation status; Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, B.Sc Computer Science in August, 2017 with Interim accreditation status; Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, B.Sc Information & Management Technology in August, 2017 with Full accreditation status and Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State, B.Sc Computer Science in October, 2017 with Interim accreditation status.
Meanwhile, as an agency of government that regulates and controls the practice of IT practice in Nigeria, CPN says it is doing everything within its regulatory power to rid the industry of quacks, noting that for the industry to thrive, there must a sanitisation.
While urging all unregistered practitioners to register with the agency, CPN said enforcements against unregistered players, which are referred to as quacks have started and would become more intense this year.
It said it has started work with the National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to ensure that IT contractors not registered with it (CPN) are blocked from getting and executing Federal Governments ICT projects.