Computer Professional Regulations Council of Nigeria (CPN) has elected new members of executives for year 2021-2023, TechEconomy.ng can authoritatively report.
The election results, sighted by our correspondent, show that Mr. Kole Jagun emerged the new President.
Mr. Jagun, the immediate past Vice President and Vice Chairman in-Council, will take-over from outgoing President/Chairman in Council, Prof. Charles Uwadia.
Mr. Jagun according to information made available to TechEconomy.ng polled 260 votes (representing 70.3% votes cast) to defeat his contender, Prof. Afolayan Ayodele Obiniyi who polled 110 votes (29.7%).
Also, Dr Eyo Effiong Essien has emerged the Vice President/Vice Chairman in Council. He polled 341 votes representing 100% of the votes cast.
The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) was established by Decree No. 49 of 1993, promulgated on June 10, and gazetted on August 9, of that year. It is a body corporate with perpetual succession and common seal, a legal entity charged with the control and supervision of the practice of Computing Profession in the Country.
Over the years, the powers of this agency have been greatly underutilized, thus, given way for quacks to infiltrate and flourish in this highly lucrative profession.
Thus, this has deprived the professionals of the value for their practice. At this critical point in the life of this profession, the IT Ecosystem needs full protection and regulation to rekindle the hopes of most professionals.
For us to achieve this, Mr. Kole Jagun who has survived the challenging Nigerian business environment over the years presented himself to lead CPN.
Among the points in his manifestoes are;
- To continue with the good works and policies started by the outgoing President and Chairman in Council, Professor Charles Uwadia;
- Sustain and improve on the relationship with NITDA and JAMB and also with the parent ministry, Federal Ministry of Education and the Agencies in the Ministry.
- Ensure that CPN achieves Self Sustainability
- Improved relationship between the Council and other MDAs
- Ensure full recognition of the CPN certificates by the Federal Government for career advancement in the MDA’s and also carry out further review of the CPN Professional Examination Syllabus to a more standard one that will meet the current trends in IT industry (that will fully prepare candidates towards the IT market needs) and which will as well add values to CPN Certificates.
- Inclusion of all IT professionals in the activities of the Council by ensuring collaboration between the Industry and the Academia, No dichotomy.
- Support for our Corporate Members especially in securing government contracts and carrying out projects
- Support for the Academia in collaboration with NCS and AITP in areas of latest teaching aid, industry/academia collaboration, training and seminars.
- Increase the visibility of CPN within the Corporate and Government Organizations
- Ensure full support for NCS to be an advocate for the profession.
- Setup CPN funds for the Startups and Welfare of the Elders of the Profession
- Improve on the Welfare scheme for all CPN Staff
- Completion of the Corporate Headquarters (Center of Excellence) in Abuja, among other agenda.
Now that Mr. Kole Jagun who is a direct victim of quacks in the profession as an IT Entrepreneur, has been given the mandate to lead CPN, industry watchers are looking forward to his presidency.