The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is a parastatal of the federal Ministry of Communications. The commission
was established by the Decree No. 75 of 1992 that deregulated the telecommunications
industry in Nigeria and charged it with regulating private telecommunications
services, promoting fair competition as well as facilitating entry into
the telecommunications market.
NCC is also to
protect the public from unfair conduct of telecommunications services
providers, ensure technical standards, and develop Nigeria's telecommunication
capabilities, industry and skills. The NCC is responsible
for licencing and registering private telecommunications concerns in
Nigeria. NCC undertakings include ensuring private sector provision
and operation of Value added Network Services such as the Internet and
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The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) is a non- governmental organization promoting and facilitating full
Internet connectivity in Nigeria. The Nig was formed in March, 1995.
The objectives of the NIG include:
* Championing the establishment of a national gateway to register
the ng domain of the Internet.
* Promoting access to the Internet in Nigeria
* Promoting national awareness of the Internet
* Promoting an intra-Nigeria Network
* Promoting the development of national archeves and databases
Membership of the NIG attracts the following:
* Getting quarterly report from the Secretariat about the groups'
* Participation in the activities of the Group
* Eligibility for elective offices in the Group. NIG has the offices
of the President, general meeting
* Opportunity for discount in any workshop organized by the Group
* Since the ultimate goal of NIG is full access to the Internet,
it is planned that NIG members enjoy some discounts from Service
providers in one way or another.
* The NIG is trying to garner support for the establishment of a
library where Information
Technology materials and Internet facilities will be made available
at almost no cost to members. The library will be exclusively for
The activities of NIG have been coordinated since its inception
by the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) steering Committee headed by
Chief O. C. Iromantu, the Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications
The NIG secretariat is located at Nigerian Communications Commission,
48, Sak Tinubu street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Internet Society
The Intener society describes itself as
an organization that "providess assistance and support to groups and organization
involved in the use, operations and evolution of the Internet. It provides
support for forums in which technical and operational questions can be
discussed, and provides, mechanisms through which interested parties can
be informed and educated about the Internet, its function, use, operation,
and the interests of its constituents."
The Internet Society
was created by many of the individuals and organzations responsible
for the creation and evolution of the Internet. Although it has no official
say or control over the Internet, the Internet soviety tries to bring
together the individuals and organizations that use the Internet, educate
them about the Internet, and encourage them to be involved in the evolution
of the Internet.
The Internet Society
has over seven thousand individual members and more than 100 corporate
members, from more than one hundred and fifty countries, all over the
of the Internet Society entitles you to;
* Receive a copy of On theInternet magazine (the international publication
of the Internet Society which is a guide to the latest developments
in, around and the Internet).
* Reduced fees for attendance at Internet Society conferences and other
The address of The Internet Society is:
The Internet Society
12020 sunrise Valley drive
Tel : 703-648-9888
Computer Professionals Registration Council
The computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) wasw
established by Decree No. 49 of 199s, promulgated on June 10, and gazetted
on August 9, of that year.
2. FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF COUNCIL
The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) is
"a corporate body with perpetual succession and common seal", a legal
entity charged with the control and supervision of the Computing Profession
in the country. In regard thereof, its duties include:
2.1 to determine what standards of knowledge and skills are to be attained
by persons seeking to become members of the computing profession and
improve those standards from time to time as circumstances may permit.
2.2 to secure, in accordance with the provision of the Decree, the establishment
and maintenance pf a register of persons seeking to be registered under
the Decree to practise the computing profession, and the publication
from time to time, of the list of these persons.
2.3 to perform any other functions as bestowed on it by the provisions
of the decree. Consequent upon the foregoing, the council has responsibilities
for the following, among other
* Organization of computing practice in the country.
* Control of the practice of computing in the country.
* Supervision of the practice of in country.
* Screening individuals seeking to be registered as computer professionals.
* Screening corporate bodies seeking to be registered to engage in the
sale or use of computing facilities and/or the provision of professional
services in computing in the country.
* Ensuring high computing professional ethics and professionalism -
standards discipline etc.
* Reduced charges for some specific professional services and facilities.
* Determining academic standards in computing computer science computer
engineering information science etc.
* Accreditation of institutions, courses and programmes and evaluation
of certificate in computing
* Conducting professionals examinations in computing liaising with associations/bodies
external to the Council.
Publicizing activities of the council.
* Publication of the register of computer Professionals and other computing
Professional works - journals, books, magazines, newsletters, etc.
For further enquiries, please contact
The Registrar Computer Professionals registration Council of Nigeria
Prof. Olayide Abass, FCPN, OON
C/o Dept. of Computer Sciences
University of Lagos.
Tel: 01-4938637-9. 01-5454891-5 Ext.1636 & 01-8226157
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COMPUTER ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (COAN)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF COMPUTER ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA
The aims of the Association shall be the advancement of Computer Science
and Technology, Computer Applications and Professionals Practice. It shall
seek to confer valuable professional advantages and privileges, impose
professional responsibilities on her members and encourage them to support
work which is important to the general community and the profession at
The Objectives of the Association shall be as follows:
1) To promote the training of Computer Scientist, Engineers and Professionals.
2) To actively encourage research in the Advancement of computer Science,
Technology and Practice and, specialists and the public.
3) To promote the interchange of information about the sciences and arts
of information processing among specialists and the public.
4) To develop the competence of and encourage integrity in individuals
engaged in the practice of the computing profession.
5) To matters affecting the computing profession.
6) To co-operate with similar professional organisations throughout the
world, and to render or reciprocate such services as are beneficial to
and consistent with the aims and objectives of the Association.
CLASSES OF MIMBERSHIP
There are 7 classes of membership:
2) Full Membership
3) Student Members
4) Affiliate Membership
5) Corporate Membership
6) Training Institutes
Two distinctive categories of fellowships are recognized:
1) Professional Fellowship and
2) Honorary Fellowship
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