Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has called on Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) to enforce the Act establishing it by ensuring that individuals and corporate organisations dealing in Information Technology are duly registered with the council.
Adamu, who made the call while inaugurating the 2017/2019 members of the Council in Abuja, stressed that based on global best practices, the CPN must scale up efforts to enforce proper regulation of its members if standard and best practices must be attained in the sector.
He assured the Council of Federal Government’s support in its fight against quacks, imposters and all abnormalities and irregularities in the IT industry.
While noting that the Federal Government was not leaving anything to chances in its efforts towards making the country a giant IT compliant economy, Adamu urged the Council to come up with initiatives that would help government achieve its set objectives.
“You are enjoined to partner the government at ensuring that we turn out new generations of youths that are properly equipped with IT knowledge and skills, as well as those who are positioned for global competitiveness in the sector,” he said.
The President and Chairman in Council for CPN, Prof. Charles Uwadia, disclosed that the Council is the engine-room for IT policies, education and the torch-bearer of the IT profession and practice in the country
While reiterating the enormous task before the Council towards growing IT maximally in order to impact effectively on the economy and other aspects of national life, he expressed belief that with hard work, commitment and wisdom, the Council would elevate IT education to its loftier heights in the country.