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Nigeria Computer Society Inducts 854 New Members

Since its establishment in 1978, NCS has lived up to expectations in terms of advocacy for adequate, high standards and ethical conduct of its members and the development of IT in Nigeria

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Nigeria Computer Society Inducts 854 New Members
The induction ceremony

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), the umbrella body of all Information Technology (IT) professionals in Nigeria, today, August 4 2022 inducted eight hundred and fifty-four (854) new members. 

The Nigeria Computer Society induction ceremony was held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part of activities for this year’s International Conference under the theme: ‘Smart, Secure and Sustainable Nation’.

Nigeria Computer Society Inducts 854 New Members
The inductees taking the oath of allegiance

Addressing the new inductees into one of the noblest professions, Professor Adesina Sodiya, the President, advised them not to take anything for granted regarding the knowledge of the profession.

He said that NCS is determined to work with relevant authorities to ensure that only the people with required standards of knowledge and skills are allowed to deliver IT projects. 

This, he said, is a means to checkmate quackery and other unwholesome practices in the industry.

He said that the new inductees are in pursuit of excellence by seeking to become members of the computing profession and improve on themselves from time to time as circumstances may permit.

Prof. Sodiya reiterated that one of the hallmarks of professionalism, especially in Information Technology (IT), is training and retraining, given the high obsolescence of Information Technology and the need to be updated on a regular basis.

Earlier, Mr. Tunde Ezichi, who chaired the ceremony, said there the inductees, first understand why you are practitioners in the Information Technology profession.

“Please note that the profession has the power of life and death; it depends on how you use it. Software drives virtually everything. Artificial Intelligence has disrupted other technology. IT has impacted every aspect of human endeavour. “Once you are practicing, you will be confronted by different situations requiring decision-making. The route you take will determine if you will be praised to high heaven or condemned. Your practices will impact the global economy – government, businesses and individuals. Our nation (Nigeria) will depend on the IT profession to get it out of the rocks”, he added.

Induction Lecture

Dr. (Mrs) Adeola Ilechukwu delivered the induction lecture titled: Tradition and values of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).

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She said that since its establishment in 1978, Nigeria Computer Society has lived up to expectations in terms of advocacy for adequate, high standards and ethical conduct of its members and the development of IT in Nigeria.

“Membership is open to every person involved either directly or indirectly in computer science and information technology and systems.

Nigeria Computer Society Inducts 854 New Members
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“By your induction today, there are certain obligations of which you must pay your annual subscriptions. A member whose subscription is in arrears and is duly notified cannot vote. The Council may take any necessary step(s) in recovering of arrears of subscription including the publication of names of defaulters.

She also told the inductees that they are required to participate in NCS annual conferences, CPN IT Assembly, enlist on State Chapter, and register with one of the interest groups – ITAN, ISPON, ISPAN, NiWIIT, NITPCS, ITSSP, AITP.

“Your professional conduct must comply with the constitution of the Society”, she said.

Dr. Charles Onyeukwu, Chairman, Ethics and Disciplinary Committee, said members must abide by ethics of the profession, especially in their workplace.

“Taking credit or passing someone’s work as though it was your effort is highly unethical. Your efforts should be towards the growth of the organization; deceptions, fortification of company’s documents to deceive Government Agencies must not continue”.

While presenting the candidates for induction, Professor Oludele Awodele, Chairman, Credentials Committee of NCS, said the Society can boast of having the highest number of IT practitioners in Nigeria in its fold.

He said that the 854 inductees were properly screened and have satisfactorily agreed to abide by the professional conducts. 

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  2. Muhammad Muhammad Suleiman

    7 August 2022 at 8:46 PM

    Move forward our great Society

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